OEMs can create their own 3D in-air controllers based on Freespace technology using an open-source software library called "libfreespace" which was announced at the MEMS Executive Congress. Look for new smarter 3D controllers from all the video game makers and for TV remote controls next year. R.C.J.
Smarter 3D in-air mice are the forte of Hillcrest Labs, which made its name in motion control technology by creating software for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Now the company has its own 3D controller—called the Loop—available directly to consumers, as well as open-source software for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
The Consumer Electronics Association reports that more than 7 million U.S. households have already connected a personal computer to their home television sets. Companies like Logitech have already licensed Freespace motion control technology to create 3D in-air controllers, but now Freespace creator Hillcrest Laboratories (Rockville, Md.) has a smarter idea for TVs connected to PC