A while back, I posted about some Amazing Human-Computer Interfaces. Today, I’m adding a couple of big-name entries into this space.
Microsoft and Sony both announced some new controller technologies at E3 a couple weeks back, and I’ve included promotional videos from both. The PS3 motion controller solution appears to be a little closer to prime time and uses a hand-held device. The Xbox motion controller concept (named Project Natal) is void of any physical device and simply uses your body movement, but this seems to be more of a “vision” at this point than anything tangible.
I find this incredibly fascinating, and not just for the video game industry. The interactivity potential is limitless here when these types of products come to market. Immediately, I can picture training for surgeons or other health-care personnel…or heck, any hands-on profession for that matter. If Sony or Xbox ever come to the television table with anything worthwhile, imagine the interactivity! Who needs a remote, when you can just gesture what you want to see on TV? How about swiping your hand to the side for a new angle while watching your favorite sport? The possibilities will keep me up at night… <smile>
Enjoy the videos…
SONY PS3 CONTROLLER CONCEPT:
MICROSOFT XBOX (lack of) CONTROLLER CONCEPT: