Touchless gestures are the new frontier in the world of human-machine interfaces.
By swiping your hand over a sensor, you can control a computer, microcontroller, robot, etc.
The Avago APDS-9960 offers ambient light and color (as clear, red, green, and blue) measuring, proximity detection, and gesture sensing.
With this RGB and Gesture Sensor you will be able to control a computer, microcontroller, robot, and more with a simple swipe of your hand!
This is, in fact, the same sensor that the Samsung Galaxy S5 uses and is probably one of the best gesture sensors on the market for the price.
The APDS-9960 is a serious little piece of hardware with built in UV and IR blocking filters, four separate diodes sensitive to different directions, and an I2C compatible interface.
The APDS-9960 has a detection range of 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 cm).
The following pins are broken out
VL (optional power to IR LED)
VCC (power to APDS-9960 sensor)
SDA (I2C data)
SCL (I2C clock)
- Operational Voltage : 3.3v
- Ambient Light & RGB Color Sensing
- Proximity Sensing
- Gesture Detection
- Operating Range: 4-8in (10-20cm)
- I2C Interface (I2C Address: 0x39)