"Selfie elbow' could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a Swedish technology firm's app, which lets users take hand gestures to capture snaps.
Selfie fans currently face either an awkward shot as they hold their cameraphone with one hand and touch the capture button with the other, or are forced to revert to 'mirror selfies' that means they have the back of their phone in the shot.
Now Crunchfish's GoCam app offers "touchless technology" that triggers photo capture from as far back as three metres.
Users of the app pose position their smartphone for their selfie as normal, but instead of having to push a button on their phone to take the picture, they simply make a gesture with their other hand, which triggers a countdown.
The selfie-taker then has a few moments to strike a pose before the shot is taken.
The company, based in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, says the free GoCam app will initially be available in Sweden and Australia.
As well as selfie snaps, the app's touchless technology also works for videos.
Crunchfish GoCam app features:
- Touchless camera - selfies are triggered by hand commands
- Touchless video - the first app on the market with hands-free video recording
- Remote capture - from a distance of up to 3 metres
- Customisation - filters and editing tools