Primesense, the company behind the motion sensing technology of Kinect, is bringing that technology to your PC. In a partnership with Asus the device will be used for total PC control and not just gameplay.
The device, called the “WAVI Xtion” is to released in Q2 of this year. Develeoper kits will be available in February and an “Xtion Online Store” will become available at launch to allow programers to sell apps that are specifically made for the device.
“Our agreement with ASUS for developing WAVI Xtion demonstrates that Natural Interaction technology is already mainstream,” said Inon Beracha, CEO, PrimeSense. “This user interface is a new paradigm that represents how all CE products will eventually be naturally controlled and operated.”
“ASUS combines its wireless cross-room solution with PrimeSense’s simple, intuitive, gesture-based control technology to allow users to enjoy and share PC content on TV with gestures. WAVI Xtion is the unprecedented living room experience that will revolutionize users’ recreational lives,” said Kent Chien, General Manager, ASUS. “Natural Interaction’s appeal to consumers means more monetization opportunities based on personalization, various branding and advertising programs inside applications.”
If you happen to be at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week a demo is scheduled to be available.
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