As we send humans deeper into space for longer periods of time, habitat design is going to become a crucial part of mission planning. A clever new technology could help NASA figure out how astronauts use their environments, so that we can build much better ones.
These little chips may not look much, but in fact they're a new breed of super-small, super-cheap accelerometers that could make motion sensing ubiquitous—even in the clothes you wear.
Nike has created this huge touch-sensitive LCD basketball court for a training session with Kobe Bryant. The court has built-in motion sensors that track every player's movements individually. It can also display training exercises for them to follow and show statistics on performance. Check out the amazing video.
The future of gesture control could be snapped right onto your existing smartphone. That's the concept behind Fuffr, an iPhone case that turns the empty space around your phone into a Leap Motion-style gestural interface.
Microsoft’s Kinect proved that real people are actually interested in moving their bodies to motion-control stuff on a screen. Leap Motion, whose $70 motion detector is decoupled from a gaming console, could end up having a wider impact. It’s not just for gamers, and desktop and laptop manufacturers are reportedly…
The Wii Introduced the masses to motion-based gaming. The Kinect took things one step further and all but eliminated controllers. Microsoft's latest innovation, an infrared tracker which is worn on the wrist, could make gaming and UI controls even more immersive than before.
If this video—showing Mario Bros. projected over a sidewalk—isn't the best use of camera motion tracking technology in the entire history of camera motion tracking, I don't know what is. [Thanks Steve Hemmerstoffer!]
Japan's Teatime is an adult game developer known for adding webcam functions like face tracking to their games. But their latest innovation known as "hand tracking"? It's a new era, friends. Also, no, I'm not free to video chat. [Kotaku]
Apple's patents are nothing if not copious, and occasionally confusing: this new one is in the latter category. It's for a goggle-like display system with an in-built head tracking system that changes the display from a somewhat boring "normal" static one into a dynamic view that recreates the feeling of being in an…