Hillcrest says design could be used in controllers and mobiles

CES 2010: New Bluetooth motion control technology unveiled

Hillcrest Labs has developed a technology that combines Bluetooth with motion control, which could be used in devices such as remote controls, mobile phones and PC peripherals.

According to Hillcrest, the technology enables more precise and stable in-air pointing, allowing users to control a cursor from any position and to move around a room while controlling on-screen activities.

“Bluetooth is a powerful standard for CE companies as it enables TVs and set-top boxes to connect to wireless keyboards, mobile handsets, game controllers, headsets and other peripherals that can enhance the consumer experience,” said Chad Lucien, vice president of Freespace products at Hillcrest Labs. “The addition of Freespace motion control devices to this ecosystem makes it easy for CE manufacturers to create a new generation of interactive television products controlled by in-air pointing and motion.”

The vendor believes the technology is perfectly suited to internet-connected TVs and other devices, which create a need to improve user interfaces for accessing additional content.

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