Amazon's Smartphone May Use Face-Tracking to Manage a 3D Display

By Gary Cutlack on at

The forthcoming Amazon phone looks like it'll offer face recognition and tracking tools, as we already sort of guessed from watching Amazon's teaser video. Powered by Japanese company Omron's OKAO Vision software, much of the tech's already been talked about.

According to TechCrunch, Amazon's phone and its four front-facing cameras will scan the faces and track the head movement of users, using that data to somehow manage the custom Amazon UI using Omron's tech. It sounds like Amazon's looking to create a sort of virtual 3D screen space, with users turning their heads to look at panels placed off to the side.

It may be just like walking down the aisles of one of the company's cavernous distribution centres, in fact. Wink at what you want to buy. [TechCrunch]