All items tagged with "motion control"

Flowboard Can Now Be Used With Leap Motion Control On The Mac

Two dazzling innovations we’re pretty enthused about have melded, as Flowboard becomes one of the first apps to integrate Leap Motion into its Mac platform.

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New From Microsoft: Multitouch In Mid-Air

New From Microsoft: Multitouch In Mid-Air

Wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care

Researchers in the UK have put together a prototype wrist-worn sensor that turns your own hand into a 3D movement controller for almost any device you can think of.

Experts from Newcastle University and the Cambridge-based Microsoft Research used off-the-shelf parts to assemble a sensor that straps to your wrist and detects movement of your arm, hand and fingers. There’s no need for any external sensor, nor for line-of-sight to the device you’re controlling. Everything’s done using the technology you wear.

Here’s a video that explains more.

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Apple Wants Your iMac (And Maybe Your Future iTV) To Use Kinect-Like Motion Control Tech

Apple Wants Your iMac (And Maybe Your Future iTV) To Use Kinect-Like Motion Control Tech

In a new patent just published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has described a future system for controlling Macs using body language and gesturing, much like the Xbox 360’s Kinect. But frankly, if any Apple product is likely to use motion control, it’s the rumored iTV.

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