Last Updated: November 18, 2020.
Your smartphone can do more. More than just updating your social media feeds, taking great shots, and processing them. More than ordering food to the office, playing the role of a set-top box and an e-book. And more than plotting a route to a new restaurant, translating foreign words. Have you ever heard of a sanitizer app or no clothes apps? How big is the potential of your gadget? Let’s find out.
Indeed, almost every modern smartphone can be used as a means to measure distance. Fortunately, there is no need to buy any additional accessories for this. All you need to do is download a specific app from the mobile store and specify the height from which you are shooting. Most users are satisfied with the algorithm and report minor errors.
Camera with remote control
Almost every smartphone can take photos. But what do we do when it comes to group shots? We ask someone from the company to sacrifice their presence in the photo by clicking on the appropriate button.
It turns out that you can use a Bluetooth headset that will act as a remote control to shoot the entire company. It is worth noting that not every headset can perform this function, but it’s worth a try.
The best friend of the TV remote
The batteries in a television remote control are unpredictable. Today they don’t work, and tomorrow they miraculously switch channels. Make sure that there is no charge inside them with the help of smartphone cameras, most of which can detect infrared radiation.
It is quite simple to do this: you need to hold any button on the remote control and point the smartphone camera at its light bulb. White or purple shades will be a sure sign of health.
Surprisingly, one drop of water is enough to turn a smartphone into a microscope. The latter, obviously, will take a round shape and will act as a magnifying lens. It is worth noting that you should carefully experiment with such a method, not allowing water to get inside the smartphone.
Another development for mobile phones is concerned with the obtaining of thermal images in which different colors are indicated by areas with a high or low temperature in the zone of vision of the camera. As standard, coolness is indicated in blue, and warm places are indicated in red. The brighter the color, the greater the deviation from the norm.
This development has practical applications, so after a short period of time, it can become an app that manufacturers will embed by default. Infrared radiation, read by a special built-in sensor, allows you to see in the thermal range.
With the help of images with heat fields, you can determine the places where heat is leaking from the house, apartment, car, and other areas, which will make it possible to eliminate them.
In the same way, it will be possible to track where drafts and cold air enter the room, places where hot or cold water leaks, electrical wiring defects, overheating of individual household appliances, etc. Also, a person can track animals or other people in the dark, which can also be useful.
A few years ago, Lenovo released a tablet that contains a built-in projector. The innovation has taken root, but now consumers would like to have it always at hand. Therefore, the company intends to implement it in the new generation of phones.
First of all, the new technology is used for watching movies. The size of the screen in this case is limited only by the size of the surface on which the beam is directed. You can also use headphones and watch movies in high quality.
But the innovation is useful not only for entertainment, it can also completely replace multimedia projectors. Using this technology, you can view drawings, arrange presentations and slide shows, accompany lectures with a video sequence, and so on.
Since the projectors that are planned to be provided to smartphones will be of fairly high quality, they will be able to provide a bright color image, which will be useful in the engineering field, for advertising business, in education, etc.