Microsoft's Wrist-Mounted Motion Controller Points to the Future
Written Wednesday, October 10, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Microsoft Research is working on new motion control technology that fits on your wrist.
The tech promises to introduce new levels of fidelity to motion controlled games by tracking hand and finger movements using a infrared signals. It’s called the Digitis.
Microsoft describes the tech as "freehand 3D computer interaction without gloves." You can see a video of the tech below, courtesy of the Microsoft Research website. It's fascinating stuff.
One advantage of the tech is that - unlike Kinect - you do not always have to be facing the screen for it to work, allowing for a much more flexible approach to design. it also looks relatively lag free. Well, compared to Kinect anyway.
The tech is currently quite chunky, but project leader David Kim intends for the finished product to be wireless and the size of a wristwatch.