Movea enables absolute in-air pointing for 6-axis motion-enabled remote - Embedded.com

Movea enables absolute in-air pointing for 6-axis motion-enabled remote

Movea has added absolute pointing capabilities to the company’s MoveaTV solution, enabling TV remote control manufacturers and service providers to deliver improved in-air pointing navigation and thus a more seamless experience for their customers.

Movea claims to be the first to enable absolute in-air pointing for 6-axis motion-enabled remotes, removing the need for magnetometer inclusion by eliminating the navigation friction brought about by relative pointing. For example, when browsing the Web or playing games on a Smart TV, users typically become frustrated and even fatigued because their remote control keeps prodding them to center the cursor every time they reach the border of the screen. By locking the movement of the cursor with the movement of the hand at all times, absolute pointing eliminates repetitive re-centering movements, thus providing users with a more natural and user-friendly experience. Check out this video to watch how absolute pointing helps make home entertainment seamless for consumers.

Additional benefits of advanced and absolute pointing include:

  • The ability to define the arm/wrist and remote position mapping to the screen center gives the end user the choice to define the most comfortable way to interact with TV content.
  • The ability to point in any direction. Users don’t need to point at the screen. They can effortlessly navigate whether at an angle, sitting, standing, walking around or lying on the couch without any line of sight constraint.
  • Ease of use in navigating user interfaces. Users can navigate quickly from one screen corner to another, or slowly, making small widgets selection easier.
  • A more immersive gaming experience. Consumers can enjoy a more advanced gaming experience and complete tasks more quickly using their remote control for FPS (first-person shooter) games as well as family games, such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope and more.

Movea will be attending IBC in Amsterdam on Sept 12 – 17. Schedule an appointment to learn more about MoveaTV and Movea’s data fusion solutions or stop by SMK booth #4.C78, Alticast booth #1.F36, STmicroelectronics booth #1.F40, Philips Remote Control booth #1.A81, and Wyplay booth #5.A11.

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