BT Balance System Adds Motion Control To Tablet PCs

Posted: May 1 2007, 6:05am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:39am CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


BT Balance System adds Motion Control to Tablet PCs
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The British Telecom (BT) research labs in Ipswich work on a device called BT Balance System. The device makes notebooks motion-sensitive.

BT Balance uses microchip called an accelerometer and software to enable users to read through books or documents by just flip the Tablet PC. This haptic interface is similar to controlling the Nintendo Wii. The accelerometer chip is a Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMs), which works by detecting changes in the acceleration and gravity of an object.
The BT Balance System is still a research project and not ready for commercialization. We already have seen many hacks of the Nintendo Wiimote. So why not just ductape a Wiimote under a Tablet PC and run a cable into the USB port and write some software; BT Research, It's done!
Via BBC News.

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