The core of the Freespace® motion technology from Hillcrest Labs (www.hillcrestlabs.com) is Freespace MotionEngine software. It performs the essential motion processing functions that create highly accurate and responsive motion-based applications.
The market-leading Freespace MotionEngine offers a rich feature set optimized for a broad range of peripheral devices and embedded platforms.
Key benefits include:
High Performance In-Air Pointing
Proprietary algorithms interpret natural motions and translate these into precise, high-resolution onscreen cursor motion. Advanced motion processing enables the use of a pointing device in any physical orientation, precise control by users with extreme hand tremors, and improved cursor alignment.
3D Motion Tracking and Gestures
Proprietary algorithms enable precise 1:1 motion tracking and complex gestures for use in motion-gaming applications and any application that requires tracking of motions in three dimensions. Data outputs from Hillcrest Labs` sensor fusion algorithm also include linear acceleration, angular velocity, and angular position.
Its configurable software solution easily accommodates multiple sensor configurations, including five-axis and six-axis designs, and allows product designers to quickly make cost and performance trade-offs.
Compatible with an increasing number of low-cost, off-the-shelf MEMS inertial sensors from many of the world`s leading sensor suppliers and compatible with a wide variety of RF communications protocols.
Provides a standards-based HID interface to the device so that applications can access motion data without a kernel driver. Supports a number of configurable peripherals, operating modes, and communication protocols.
Freespace MotionEngine Solutions Hillcrest Labs offers several solutions that enable product developers to make the addition of pointing and motion cost-effective, fast and easy.
Remote Control: The Freespace SmartRemote solution enables remote controls and computer peripherals to easily point and click to navigate cursor-controlled media applications and play casual and motion-enabled video games on televisions, set-top boxes, PCs and many other digital media devices.
Smart TV: The Freespace SmartTV solution offers a low-cost, high-performance solution for digital TV and set-top box devices that bundle a motion remote control for cursor-controlled TV applications. It is the most cost-effective motion-based pointing solution in the market today.
Sensor Modules: The Freespace MotionEngine also enables a wide variety of applications in the military, medical, sports/fitness, industrial, and virtual reality markets. It is also available as a software license for these markets.
The module delivery option allows customers in these markets to quickly and cost-effectively integrate a complete six-axis inertial motion control solution that includes the Freespace MotionEngine, a microprocessor and MEMS inertial sensors. See Freespace Sensor Modules for more information.