Thursday, 14 January 2010

Precise motion control prototype for PC gaming

At the recent CES 2010 high-end PC gaming accessory manufacturer Razer, in conjunction with Sixense, have teamed up to present a precise motion control prototype for the PC. The companies have also enlisted the help of videogame developer Valve.

The prorotype operates by using an electromagnetic field sent out from a single transmitter. Thus the two-controller setup is able to create an exact one-to-one duplication of movements onscreen. The technology can support gesture-based commands and more impressively can also detect location in space along six axes.

The Razer Sixense Ultra Precise Motion Controller is to be available later this year and is a great example of the research going on into novel gaming interaction techniques. The vid above shows a recent demonstration of the prototype and its potential.

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