Use cases for sensawaft™ are numerous. Below are just a few scenarios in which sensawaft™ resolves significant problems and limitations and dramatically enhances user experience:
GAMES: hands already overbusy... seeking a better immersion? Hardcore gamers get an edge by doing more without interruption of gameplay: pan around, swap weapons, zoom... Casual gamers enjoy peripheral-based games, and look for new sensations: from music to meditation, sensawaft™ opens up brand new horizons
MOBILE COMPUTING: new ultra portable form factors such as netbooks, Web tablets, eBooks need more productive and fun controls of content, whether news, novels, social media, documents, pictures... turn pages and zoom and flick through content by blowing at devices.
ENTERPRISE: hands-free delivers a true productivity boost, whether for heavy typists (scroll long documents, hands on the keyboard), in harsh environments (gloves, greasy hands...), hands-busy scenarios or else.
PHONES: overcome content occlusion and "fat finger syndrome", get more touchless fun out of mobile games. CTIA forecasts predict an increase in mobile data demand by a factor of 16 or more by 2014: “These trends [i.e. digital nomads, mobile gaming, handsets are spending less time in our palms, pico-projectors...] represent a major new user experience challenge and will require us to think of new ways to interact with mobile devices.” (MEX Manifesto, m-Trends).
MIDI: be creative, focus on inspiration, two hands on the keyboard, drums or guitar, yet controlling your DAW's key functions and parameters. Whether in the studio or on stage, sensawaft™ rocks.
MILITARY: navigate data in head-mounted displays without monopolizing soldiers' hands is a life-saving feature. The mobile enterprise and homeland security sectors also generate myriads of complex interaction scenarios where hands are typically busy.
IVT (In-Vehicle Technologies): GPS and in-vehicle multimedia systems involve an increase in driver workload that is here to stay. Speech-based interfaces have reached their limits, just puff to safely zoom in a GPS, scroll in tracklists, select a destination, etc. Hands on the wheel!
ASSISTIVE: full pointing and scrolling functionality with no "straw" or direct contact with the mouth for an easy control. sensawaft™ offers life changing, unrivalled interaction to permanently and temporarily disabled people - e.g.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, injuries…-.
In November 2009 Zyxio consulted users and the following ideas were suggested by online contestants at beamindblower.com: “Harmonica Hero”-type games, better immersion in First Person Shooter games, blowing a password at your phone, PC and such, use in kiosks and ATM to prevent the expansion of viruses such as the swine flu, enhancement of digital art interaction, meditation and wellness via computers and phones, interaction with GPS on motorbikes, etc.