Gesture control makes you the master of your environment, letting you control all kinds of software and devices using only your body movements.

This creates exciting opportunities for brands looking to engage their audiences in innovative ways. Uses include computer control, online payments and messaging, music making and even remote vehicle control.

Lots of different gesture control devices are available, from wearable armbands and rings to desktop motion sensors. They work by tracking your muscle movements and converting them into commands for an impressive range of applications.

Watch this space for more on where gesture control is going, and what you can use it for right now. We'll also be looking at other developments vying to break down the barriers between the physical and digital worlds, so you can stay ahead of the game.

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