1. An apparatus recognizing a moving direction of a gesture, comprising:first, second, third, and fourth sensors disposed at positions that are in first, second, third, and fourth directions, respectively, from a center, wherein each of the sensors outputs a value indicating detection of the gesture by the sensor; and

a controller configured to:

accumulate a first sum of measures based on differences between output values of the first sensor and the second sensor, and a second sum of measures based on differences between output values of the third sensor and the fourth sensor;

determine a first total number of intersecting points at which output values of the first sensor and the second sensor are equal, and a second total number of intersecting points at which output values of the third sensor and the fourth sensor are equal;

determine whether the first total number of intersecting points is equal to the second total number of intersecting points; and

estimate, in response to the determination of whether the first total number of intersecting points is equal to the second total number of intersecting points, an initial moving direction of the gesture,

wherein, the first direction is opposite to the second direction, the third direction is opposite to the fourth direction, and the first direction is transverse to the third direction.