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Asus and PrimeSense will Bring Motion Controls to the PC

Asustek and PrimeSense announced yesterday that they are working on new technology to let users gesture to surf the Web, visit social networks and control videos on their PC or a TV connected to a PC. Soon gone will be the days of working a clunky mouse on your personal computer!

PrimeSense is an Israeli company whose 3D camera is a core part of the Kinect, so they are not new to this technology.

Kinect makes use of a 3D camera, depth sensors and voice recognition software to recognize face and voice gestures as a user moves around and talk. Users are not required to hold any controllers or wear a headset. As a result, the user can control on-screen characters in video games by simply talking or moving their bodies.

Asus and PrimeSense will show off the technology at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. The companies plan to enable motion control on PCs in the second quarter of the year through an accessory called the WAVI Xtion, which combines an Asus user interface with PrimeSense’s 3D technology.

The price for the device has not been announced.

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