Google Patents Heart Hand-Gesture. Yup, You Read That Right.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has patented the gesture that you make with your hands to form a heart.  Google patented this so that you can “heart” things in real life while using Google Glass.  The patent would allow a head mounted display (HMD) to recognize hand gestures made by the user and conduct actions in response.

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This is what the heart hand gesture looks like:

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When framing a view with two Ls, it would trigger a camera action.

It is unknown whether the functionality in this patent will be actually implemented in Google Glass or not though.

[Source: Engadget]

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