AikenLabs is excited to announce the latest in personal motion capture!
The AikenLabs Immersive Motion Accessory System is a fully customizable body worn motion controller. Made up of multiple sensors (up to 24 configurable points), this system can be used with any existing software that accepts a USB input. This lightweight, battery powered system is perfect for mobile and desktop applications. (or motion control solutions)
The Immersive Motion Accessory SystemÂ is the result of over 2 years of hard work, long hours, and a lot of playing/testing! This product has so many applications, but for now we are focusing in the area of portable, wireless motion measurement for video game applications. The future will bring many more applications!
Unlike current systems that are camera based, the Immersive Motion Accessory System brings to the consumer the latest innovations in MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) sensing technology. This sensor is radio based which means no wires, no cameras, and nothing holding you back! Measuring in real-time both 3 axis displacement and rotation, the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) does not require optics! No need to worry about facing a camera! As long as you can move the sensors can track you or whatever you put them on. Don't worry about adjusting the lights in the room or moving your furniture. You can play where and how you want!
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A little more specific:
The system is composed of five major components:
- Professional Desktop Server (largest unit,middle)
- Standard Desktop Server (far left unit)
- Mobile Server (second from left unit)
- Wireless Sensors (right and second from right units)
- Wired Expansion Sensor (smallest unit, middle)
The Professional Desktop Server connects to the host system to gather and transmit data to and from up to eight (8) Wireless Sensors. The Servers are the heart of the system, consolidating motion sensing data from the Wireless Sensors and Wired Expansion Sensors and providing the host with several forms of data. The Servers can send to the host both raw motion streams, OR emulated events (such as mouse, keyboard, or joystick actions).
As a user, you have control of how the Servers are configured. You can define what gestures created what actions. (e.g. When I jump up, Press the 'A' button on the joystick.)
By utilizing the provided setup software, it is possible to create personalized, motion enabled interfaces for almost ANY EXISTING SOFTWARE! You can add motion to the software you currently own! You don't have to wait for the software provider. You are in charge. Just setup the Immersive Motion Accessory SystemÂ and let the fun begin!
In addition to being customizable, the Immersive Motion Accessory System can be used on almost ALL PLATFORMS that offer USB support (e.g. PC, Mac, Linux, PS3...)!Â By interfacing to the host as standard USB devices (mouse, keyboard, and joystick), this system can emulate existing controllers which makes the switch easy!
Now, the Servers would have nothing to do if it were not for the innovative Wireless Sensors and Wired Expansion Sensors. Designed using the latest radio and MEMS/Nano chipsets, the user gets the benefit of lightweight, low-powered, and high accurate motion sensing in a cost effective frame.
Wireless and Wired Expansion Sensors can be mounted nearly anywhere. Put them on your arm, your leg, your head, your plastic sword, or even your dog! Anything can become a wireless game controller!
As a user you can build the interface you want and customize the interfaces for every application you own!