June 8, 2011
It sounds crazy, but tech companies have been patenting physical gestures for almost two decades now.
In a world ruled by touchscreens, Kinect, and Guitar Hero, these businesses don’t want people making certain gestures without paying for it.
Here are 10 physical gestures that have been patented:
- Slide to unlock (Apple)
- Multi-touch gestures for touchscreen or trackpad (Apple)
- Drawing each letter of the alphabet