Demonstrated at IBC recently was Philips’ wonderfully named uWand. Unfortunately nothing to do with Harry Potter, it apparently enables you to sit on a sofa and interact with screen menus and objects as if you are actually touching them.
The uWand 3D pointer features a small infrared camera embedded in the handheld device which gives uWand ‘remote touch’ capabilities so you can navigate on-screen applications by pointing, clicking and using fluid 3D gestures.
Gotta love those US-targeted press releases. Apparently one use for CyberLink’s MagicSports 3 software is to analyse key game events in football matches, such as goals, near goals and “rule violations”. I think that means elbows to the eye socket….