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Motion-sensing remote control platform unleashed

Posted: 13 Jan 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:remote control platform? gesture recognition? motion sensor?

Movea has teamed up with Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) to develop and demonstrate Movea's MotionIC platform on UEI's latest 'UEI WaveMotion' remote control platform reference design. According to them, the technology will enable pixel accurate in-air pointing, advanced gesture recognition, 3D menu navigation and custom gesture based sign-on.

"We are delighted to work closely with one of the leading remote control companies," noted Bryan Hoadley, president of Movea. "Over the past 25 years, UEI has become one of the premier designers and manufacturers of innovative remote controls for a variety of applications, and we are excited to provide SmartMotion processing solutions to UEI, the leaders the Home Entertainment sector."

"The next advancement in remote controls lies in motion sensing, which greatly enhances the user interaction beyond the traditional multibutton remote control to deliver an engaging user experience for navigating between multiple content streams, applications and games that make up today's home entertainment systems," stated Arsham Hatambeiki, executive director of applied innovations at UEI. Movea's flexible solution in motion control and gesture recognition will enable us to design and build mainstream motion-enabled remote controls that are intuitive and easy to use for a better home entertainment experience."

The UEI WaveMotion remote control platform will be one of the first to integrate 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope technologies. The solution will allow a flick, swipe, up and down gestures to provide fast, intuitive menu control. They added that more sophisticated gestures such as letters and numbers will become inputs for shortcuts, and personalised gestures will unlock user profiles to give access to personal features and preferences enabling easier navigation through menus and faster access to desired programs and applications.

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