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Entries Tagged as 'Input devices'

Raspberry Pi

February 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Today a nifty little computer called Raspberry Pi is finally on the market. It is made by people who wanted to create a cheap computer that invites children to learn to program at home. It is so cheap they could buy it after saving a bit of pocket money: $35. It is the size of […]

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Wii remote upgrade

July 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Ha, seems I was not to only one have trouble using the Wiimote for finer movements (see my last post). Nintendo has announced a new piece of hardware, an accessory for Wiimotes. According to the press release it will allow
more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space.

Wii Motion Plus
Although there will always be […]

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More on Brain driven controllers

February 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Remember Gaming with your Mind? Apparently we’ll hear more about it during the GDC. According to Gamasutra:
“Stealth-mode technology firm Emotiv Systems has revealed, via a new invitation, its plans to unveil the Emotiv consumer headset, a “high fidelity neuro-system” controller for gaming, at an event during Game Developers Conference later this month.
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The company’s website also […]

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Input devices: the Balance Board

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Back in October I talked about a revolutionary input device that allows you to interface to your computer using your brain directly. This one is a bit less unusual but interesting nonetheless, the Wii Balance Board. Here’s a Japanese clip explaining a bit of the technology that is used (it is in Japanese but its […]

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Gaming with your Mind

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments

The Wii brought gestures and body motion as input to gaming, the next step could be using your brain in a more direct manner. The head-mounted device captures the electric activity of your brain.

Read more on the Project Epoc official website. And first developer experiences in this interview at Gamasutra..

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