Archive for May, 2007
Ever think of using a “mouse-like” device as pointing device for your TV instead of the dull TV remote control? You know, like having a cursor moving in your TV just like what we have for PC?
Hillcrest Labsâ€™ HÅMETM Interactive Media System combines the first graphical, zoomable interface for television with a patented motion control technology called FreespaceTM. Where Freespace is a motion control technology senses motion in three dimensions and precisely translates human motions into onâ€“screen cursor movement.
This device is used with a special program to recognize hand movements and provides graphical interface for televisions. In fact, the HÅME software can be embedded in a broad range of digital media devices, including high definition televisions, setâ€“top boxes, and PCs too.
Here is a video demonstration of this futuristic device by CNET. The device looks very promising even though it will only hit the market maybe another year later.