Motion Sensing

  • Apple Patents An iOS Interface That Adapts To Movement And 3D Video Editing

    Apple Patents An iOS Interface That Adapts To Movement And 3D Video Editing

    Apple has a couple of new patents granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), one of which deals with improving its mobile software for uses particular to how we interact with mobile devices. It describes a way in which a mobile OS could alter how its interface behaves and responds to user input based on whether it detects it’s in motion or not, and could be great for on-the-go iPhone… Read More

  • The CamBoard Pico Wants To Take On Leap Motion, Offers Full Depth Gesture Control In A Smaller Package

    The CamBoard Pico Wants To Take On Leap Motion, Offers Full Depth Gesture Control In A Smaller Package

    Gesture control is heating up, with a host of new entries finally following Microsoft's example with the Kinect, including Leap Motion and MYO. A German company called pmdtechnologies has also been in the space for a few years (they've been working on their tech for 10 years, in fact), and their latest reference design, the CamBoard pico, is a 3D depth sensor based on what pmd calls its… Read More

  • ‘Mini-Motion’ games with tiny controllers coming

    ‘Mini-Motion’ games with tiny controllers coming

    Ah, the holidays are coming and some companies are sparing no time in getting their products in front of those of us you with disposable income. Case in point, Aptus Games, a player in the motion-gaming industry, will be releasing “Mini-Motion” games. These PC and MAC games will cost $19.99 and feature little motion-sensitive controllers, like the hot-ass skateboard you see in the… Read More

  • Video: iPhone's motion sensor used to demo future gameplay methods

    Since the day I got my iPod Touch, I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that the iPhone and the Touch are going to become great gaming platforms. Multi-touch aside, the accelerometer is a great tool for controlling a games mechanics, and this video demonstrates just that concept. Now imagine this applied to racing games, platformers, and even FPS games, and you’ve got me… Read More

  • The Wave: 480 motion-sensing LEDs in a table, just for fun

    [photopress:LED_Table.jpg,full,left]Sure, it’s no Microsoft’s Surface, but it’s pretty cool anyway. Using an array of infrared sensors and a CPU, the LED table tracks motion and activates the LCDs in response. It’s not as expensive as Surface, but of course it does a whole lot less. That being said, $2,215 sounds a bit steep still. The Wave Interactive LED Coffee Table… Read More

  • Motion sensing bike lock encourages thieves to steal cars instead

    Motion sensing bike lock encourages thieves to steal cars instead

    The University of Portsmouth has just unveiled a $13,000 system to help protect your crappy bike. Obviously, a bike is hard enough to replace to warrant such an extravagant security measure. The system requires a special bike rack and a motion sensor on the vehicle itself. It is then engaged via a text message to the security office. Once motion is detected the system sets off a silent alarm and… Read More

  • Top Five PSP Mods That Don't Involve Throwing It Out

    Check your calendar. Yes, it’s a Friday, also known as “we need a list of something”-day on the Web. Today’s, care of TechEBlog (they’re good at these lists), is the Top Five PSP Mods. While I say the best PSP mod is the one where you throw it in the garbage and hate yourself for paying full price, apparently there’s a few other ones as well. This one involves… Read More

  • Xilt Controller Mod Gives Xbox 360 Wii-like Controls, Superpowers

    Xilt Controller Mod Gives Xbox 360 Wii-like Controls, Superpowers

    Before the end of the month you should be able to add Wiimote-like motion-sensing to the Xbox 360′s controller called Xilt. It’s a mod that’s said to install in as little as 10 minutes (only seven wires are needed) and was built “from the ground up” to ensure maximum flexibility. Yeah, info… not so much. Still, it’ll work with both wired and wireless… Read More