Minalogic using motion sensors for “in-air” cursor control
A nanotechnologies and embedded software research cluster in Grenoble, called Minalogic, is taking part in a project called NOMAD (Navigation on Mobile Objects and 3D Access) investigating the use of MEMS motion sensors and 3D graphics in mobile phones, writes Richard Wilson.
Using motion sensors for implementing new “in-air” cursor control, the technology has been implemented on hardware and software platforms for Android smartphones, and Linux.
The project has created human-machine interface technology, such as the “Interaction” software toolbox for 2D and 3D graphics rendering to create alternatives to the traditional window, icon, menu and pointing-device interfaces
There is also the “Motion” software toolbox that uses motion sensors (accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes) for implementing new “in-air” cursor control and gesture-based media content navigation
Partners in the project include Myriad Group and ST-Ericsson, Calao Systems and Movea, as well as CEA-Leti and LIG – Grenoble Informatics Laboratory.
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