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Microsoft demo shows off Digits controller

Tuesday, 9th October 2012 22:55 GMT By Brenna Hillier

One of Microsoft’s Cambridge research team has invented a pretty amazing new controller. Called Digits, the wrist-mounted arrangement of sensors and cameras allows for “freehand 3D computer interaction without gloves”; you’ll be able to wiggle your fingers mid-air as if you had a control pad. The creators apparently wanted to make a motion control system more accurate than Kinect; it doesn’t even require line of sight to your TV, although it does need to be tethered in its prototype form. Hit up Microsoft Research to view a video and read more.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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6 Comments

  1. Se_7_eN

    NO

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dark

    hey as long as we can use the normal controller , it is all good…

    oh whom i’m kidding,they will force this crap down into our throats!!!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    PowerGlove 2.0

    #3 2 years ago
  4. zinc

    This goes beyond gaming & is fantastic. IF & its a big IF, its brought into the mainstream…

    No more “point & click”, simply “Point”… Brilliant stuff.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SuperGuyverUSA

    Ok, not what I was expecting… But it could work. What consoles really need is the experiance that people can’t get by playing with their phones and tablets. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but we’ll see where it takes us.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Well, at least this one seems to work and do so while looking responsive, unlike that other MS device.

    #6 2 years ago

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