It is now possible for you to play games and manage applications on the computers using the iMotion controller with haptic feedback. iMotion will be compatible for use with Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and Oculus Rift and also PC. The concept of this iMotion controller is similar to what we have all seen in most of the Science fiction movies where the characters had access to certain highly advanced gadgets which would allow them to control a floating interface hanging in the air and all this with just the movement of fingers. Similarly, the iMotion provides a platform which provides an extremely accurate 3D motion control across an incredible range of existing platforms and applications. All this comes along with the haptic feedback which is basically the feature airtouch that has been added to this motion control.
With iMotion, you will be able to create your own virtual touch screen in mid air and the feel of touch is brilliantly delivered by the airtouch technology which allows the users to feel the objects in the games and applications. With the iMotion, you can control any computer which is usually operated with standard mouse and keyboards. This will allow you to play shooting or fighting games and also to handle your applications in a 3D layout. The concept of having objects in mid air and having the control to rotate or feel them in this medium was only restricted to Sci Fi movies but it has been made a reality with iMotion.
The iMotion, no matter how hi-tech of a gadget it may appear to be, is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is strap it to your hands and you will be able to control your PC with hand gestures. It will also work for all your already existing games and applications and you will no longer feel the need for the mouse and keyboard integration. You just need the iMotion controller and the free toolkit which can be downloaded and you are ready to go.
The three LED lights on the controller establish the body’s position in 3D space and are there for determining the angles and rotations. The controller can be operational up till 16 feet and it is faster and much stronger than the leading console’s motion tracking system with 0.08 in accuracy. Its user friendliness is enhanced by the sleek and thin design which makes its easily manageable. The airtouch makes use of the Bluetooth which allows signals to be sent to the haptic vibro-sensor in the actual controller.
The iMotion is backed by the Kickstarter $100,000 campaign because of which the mouse will be available for as low as $49 (for the early birds). The money raised from this kickstarter event will be used to bring the prototype under production as everything else is ready. Till now $37,101 have been pledged. If things run smoothly as expected, the early bird kits will be ready by the start of the next year (2014). If the use of iMotion by early adopters increases, the attention of developers will soon be attracted.
Source: KickStarter | News Archive