With all the big dogs atÂ Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo already working their asses off to make us work our asses off, you may wonder why I found these guys to be so innovative.Â With good reason, personally it takes a lot to get me off the couch, you know,Â nerd and all, and even a rousing game of Dance Central only gets me excited for a few rounds at best.Â So the fact that Aiken Labs has designed this system to work with any system doesnât impress me. Â What does impress me is that you can use this system with your PC and program it to function with any of your input keys, or even your mouse.
Aiken Labs Creates First Non-Optical Motion Capture
Last week at E3 we got an exclusive sneak peak at AikenLabs' incredible soon to be released Immersive Motion accessory product line. With a planned release date of June 30, this innovative product is sure to revolutionize the motion capture gaming industry. Unlike traditionally optical motion capture devices such as the Kinect and PS3 Move, Immersive Motion utilizes the latest sensor and radioÂ wireless technologies to ensure yourÂ gaming experience goes uninterrupted by oncoming pet traffic, intrusive furniture and even a lack of sufficient lighting.
Immersive Motion Gaming: What Your Kinect, Move and Wii Can't Do
Aiken Labs: Moving On to the Next Motion Controllers
We are all familiar with the big name motion controllers (or non-controller in the case of the Kinect), but have we done all that we can do with motion control? Â Aiken Labs says, âNo, absolutely not.â Â So the company did something thatâs not only entirely different, but what I believe has the potential to be even better.
Forget Kinect, Here Comes AikenLabs' Immersive Motion [Video]
AikenLabs demonstrated its amazing Immersive Motion accessory product line at CES. These products will redefine how we interact with computers.Â The latest sensors and wireless technologies are used in the Immersive Motion system which offers portable, high resolution motion interfaces for desktops, mobile devices, and select consoles.
Aiken Labs shows off modular motion-sensing game kit, we give it a swing (video)
If you're looking to get your motion-controlled gaming fix, there are plenty of ways to go --Â cameras,electromagnets andÂ accelerometers, for starts -- but most figure you'll buy a single peripheral, a fewÂ plastic accessories, and call it a day. That's not the Aiken way. North Carolina startup Aiken Labs wants to sell you a set of tiny boxes that you can stick on any body part or toy you own, each with a full inertial measurement package (three-axis accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope) inside.
Aiken Modular Motion Sensing Game Kits Look to Put You in Any Game
Game systems like the Wii, Playstation Move andÂ Microsoft Xbox Kinect have certainly exploded on theÂ gaming scene thanks in large part to the fact that players feel like they have better control over the actual game play. Of course the one drawback is that the only way you can control the game is with special controllers.Â Now Aiken Labs has come up with a Modular motion sensing game kit that allows gamers to stick their devices on anything they can think of and put those objects into the game. Aiken has put out tiny boxes that come with a full inertial measurement package that routs all their readings back to a base unit that also acts as a charging unit for the different devices.
CES 2011 â AikenLabs
We stumbled upon AikenLabs while in the gaming section of CES.Â Once we started to observe their Immersive Motion Capture Technology in action we were immediately impressed.Â Then we began to talk to one of the employees and the things he told us and the capabilities knocked us off our feet.Â Immersive Motion is a fully portable, go where the game moves you, wireless, radio based motion capture independent gaming system.Â There are no controllers.Â No cameras.Â No need to move furniture -- it can be used standing and seated.
CES 2011 - Shock and Awe!
One company,Â Immersive Motion, had some fantastic motion capture technology prototypesÂ that make the Microsoft Kinect look like AT&Tâs 3G network when more than 5 people are standing next to each otherâ¦ terrible.
AikenLabs brings motion capture and gesture recognition to your application
AikenLabs configurable motion capture system can be used to control games or applications on a Mac or a PC. The system consists of a main receiver unit that can connect to Mac or PC computers. This unit also provides a set of 8USB ports that are designed or charging the wireless receivers.Â The system will support up to 8 remote transmitter units. Each of the transmitters is also a complete inertial measurement unit with gyro, accelerometer and magnetometers. Each transmitter can connect to two additionalÂ IMUs using a cable. A total of 24 IM units could be connected and tracked.