Microsoft Bringing Motion Sense to Windows
At E3 this year, Microsoft showed off its Project Natal, which introduces gesture control for its Xbox 360 and allows users to control gaming with hand gestures. Now, the tech giant is planning on adding the same technology to its Windows operating system, a fact confirmed by none other than founder Bill Gates.
In a broad sense, Microsoft’s Natal is quite similar to the Nintendo Wii; however, Natal is superior in the sense that it allows you to play with your own bat or racket instead of the replica remote required in Wii. According to Gates, this superior technology with its depth sensing camera will be introduced to Windows within a year.
In a talk with CNET News, Gates informed that the Windows team has taken control of the idea and are already testing it with the operating system. If they are successful, the time might not be far when users would be able to control their systems with simple gestures.
Here’s a gist of what Gates said: “I think the value is as great for if you're in the home, as you want to manage your movies, music, home system type stuff, it's very cool there. In addition, I think there's incredible value as we use that in the office connected to a Windows PC. So Microsoft research and the product groups have a lot going on there, because you can use the cost reduction that will take place over the years to say, why shouldn't that be in most office environments."
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