The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has cleared a path for Google to move forward with hand-tracking technology that could pose a major threat to Leap Motion.
In an order issued on Monday, the FCC granted Google permission to run its Project Soli, a sensor that can detect handhelds via radar, at power levels exceeding current regulations, as well as for users to operate solar devices aboard commercial aircraft.
"We can find the Soli sensors when operating under the conditions specified herein, minimum potential of causing harmful interference to other spectrum users and uses of the 57-64 GHz frequency band , including the earth exploration satellite service (EESS) and the radio astronomy service (RAS), "the FCC said in its decision. "We further find that we will serve the public interest by providing innovative device control features using touchless hand gesture technology."
Google applied for the waiver on March 7, 2018, with the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology soliciting public request request on March 12. Facebook and Qualifications are among the submitting comments or presentations regarding the request, Google to disclose simulation and test data