Control your DVD player like a WII

I just stumbled across this little news blurb on Google news.  Seems someone has developed a chip that will allow you to control DVD playback by waving your hand in the air.  By pointing your thumb in the air you can fast forward, skip back, etc.

The blurb gives very little information so understand I have no idea if this is true or not.  If it isn’t true I apologize.  If it is true I also apologize.