Gesture-controlled light switch works by sliding a finger toward the light

We like the idea of fancy light switches, the cheapest, easiest way to modernize a room with eye-catching tech. Now here's a design concept that takes light switches into the next dimension, giving you trackpad-like control in a touch-sensitive switchplate.

The square switch you see here actually controls multiple lights, and when you slide your finger toward a light, it turns on or off. A circular motion controls all the lights. This elegant design concept could also be used for climate control, intuitively adjusting the temperature and humidity with a few simple gestures.

Pet Invention, via Design Launches