Asus adds Leap Motion tech to PCs
By David Bayon
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 at 14:36
Asus will bundle the "world's most accurate 3D motion-control technology" with its PCs and laptops later this year.
The deal was announced by Leap Motion, and will see the company's eponymous motion control technology bundled with select high-end Asus laptops and all-in-one PCs - the first such deal Leap Motion has struck with an OEM.
The Leap Motion controller is claimed to be significantly more accurate than Microsoft's Kinect. It has a 150-degree field of view, and can track individual hands, including all 10 fingers, at 290 frames per second, according to the company. It claims the technology can track movements to 1/100th of a millimetre with no visible lag time.
"As OEMs adopt 3D motion control technology, they're spurring a rapid evolution in computer interface innovations and helping free the full power and potential of computing for consumers," said Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald.
It's not the only pre-CES announcement relating to new user interfaces. Swedish developer Tobii Technology is to demonstrate the REX, a USB-connected eye-tracking peripheral that can be added to any Windows PC or laptop.
The Tobii REX's eye-tracking controls are intended as a complement to the mouse and keyboard, and build upon technology we saw at last year's CES.
The consumer version is due to launch in a limited run this autumn, with pre-orders beginning in spring. A special developer edition is available now.
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