Microsoft Develops 3D Wristband For Motion-control Computing

 

  • Motion-based gaming
  • Mimics hand movement
  • Eliminates distance problems

Microsoft is taking motion-based gaming to another level as it works on a wrist controller called Digits that mimics the movement of your hands.

 

  • Motion-based gaming
  • Mimics hand movement
  • Eliminates distance problems

Microsoft is taking motion-based gaming to another level as it works on a wrist controller called Digits that mimics the movement of your hands.

This is a step up from the Wii, which introduced motion-based gaming, and the Kinect, which took out controllers all together.

It is completely made out of off-the-shelf components. The wristband holds an IR camera, IR laser line generator, an IR diffuse illuminator and an inertial measurement unit.

Digits uses an infrared tracker worn on the wrist and mimics the movement of your hands using cameras. It also uses accelerometers and gyroscopes that allow a device to locate you in space without the need of a sensor bar.

The gizmo will allow your hand can do virtually anything. It also takes out distance issues since you can be anywhere without having to worry about how close or far away you are from a television or display.

The gadget will not only work for gaming. It can also be used to gesture and control a device such as a tablet without even touching it.

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