CES ’11: PrimeSense and Asus to bring Kinect-like controller for PC

By on January 4, 2011
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Aims to bring gesture-based TV experience.

PrimeSense, the privately-held Israeli firm that provided some of intellect behind Microsoft’s Kinect, has partnered up with Asus to bring its own motion camera controller and will unveil at this year’s CES.

The controller, which looks like a flat headed ET, is called Wavi Xtion which the two companies will aim towards bringing ‘user friendly’ experiences to the PC and TV.

“The WAVI Xtion media center for the PC leverages ultra-wide band wireless link and PrimeSense 3D sensing solution to provide controller-free interaction experiences in the living room,” said the announcement release today.

“Users can browse multimedia content, access the Internet and social networks, and enjoy full body interaction in a more user-friendly and natural living room experience.”

The company’s also said today that they’re to “introduce the world’s first PC-exclusive 3D sensing professional development solution, Xtion PRO, for software developers to easily create their own gesture-based applications and software.

“Xtion PRO is scheduled to be commercially available in February 2011. Developers will also have the chance to sell their applications on the upcoming Xtion online Store.”


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