Asus has partnered with Kinect PrimeSense hardware manufacturer to develop a device that allows you to manage your PC with gestures, in the same way Microsoft peripheral allows you to control games by waving Xbox around your living room like a nutjob.
The device consists of two boxes and a camera Wavi Xtion that fit on top of your TV, as can be seen in the images kindly provided by Cnet. The two boxes wirelessly stream data received from the camera to the computer and television. As a result, you can surf the internet and do all the tasks of your PC by simply moving your body.
On sale this month of February and prepared for introduction in the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, Wavi Xtion promises to conquer the living room with Natural Interaction technology immersion, “said CEO Inon Beracha PrimeSense. Xtion PRO, a development platform also promises to consumers and software developers the ability to “easily create their own gesture-based applications and software,” said Beracha.
The ingenious device will be available in the second quarter of this year, with a first look at the morning at the CES show in Las Vegas. The great detail that we all want to know is still a mystery as no pricing details have been revealed yet, but if the price of Kinect is anything to go by it might be in an affordable product.
If you think this could be a great way to browse through photos and movies, you’re not alone. The first adopter of this new sensor looks set to be Asus, which hopes to integrate the system into televisions and computers Media Center that lets you control them as if you were Tom Cruise in Minority Report type. Asus seems pretty excited about the whole thing, claiming that “this user interface is a new paradigm that represents how all the products in the EC over time will naturally be controlled and operated.”
Metro reported Asus CEO Kent Chien, saying that “ASUS wireless solution combines cross in the room with a PrimeSense simple, intuitive technology, gesture-based control that users can enjoy and share content from PC to TV with gestures.”