Microsoft patents “magic wand” gesture controller


In a speech earlier this month Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, said: “Pay attention to the stuff we’re announcing in the next month on Xbox”. So we have it from the horses mouth that there will be a very major announcement from Microsoft for E3. And 90% it has to be a gesture interface.

So this patent is quite interesting.

“the device is a handheld electronic device.
the device is an input or output device or peripheral.
the device is a controller device.
the settings are associated with a physical configuration of the device.
the settings are associated with a data set employed by the device.”

There is enough in their patent for it to cover their gesture interface. There is a whole pile of other stuff too on things like pheromones. This could be to camouflage their commercial intentions, or it could be so as to cast the widest net.

We will see.

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  1. If a first you don’t succeed, copy Nintendo

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