Unity Corporation releases Xtion Pro PC motion sensor in Japan and ASUS showed off Xtion Pro and Wavi Xtion motion sensors at CES earlier this year.Xtion Pro PC motion sensor should work similarly to a Kinect considering that PrimeSense is responsible for much of the technology behind it………..
Unity Corporation announced that it will start shipping in Japan ASUSTeK’s Kinect like motion Sensor, the Xtion PRO with price tag of around 19,800 and scheduled to be available later this month.The Xtion PRO brings intuitive gesture-based controls to the PC in a fun and interactive way. The Xtion PRO features all the tools developers need to create a game or application that takes advantage of a gesture-based controller system which can use the whole body.Xtion PRO comes with a proprietary SDK made for both Windows or Linux Based OS PC and comes with a 0.8-3.5m effective range and a 70-degree view angle.
With Microsoft’s Kinect SDK and the Xtion PRO, the little genius in you will now have everything that you ever dreamed of to create a kick-ass new PC/Linux application!
To encourage a whole new way to interact with your PC, ASUS is hosting a competition to encourage participants to create a new game or application based on the gesture-based controls of the new Xtion PRO. The Xtion PRO SDK is also OpenNI compatible, making the platform very accessible for users of all levels of programming. For the challenge, the programming language is requested to be either C++ or C#. All games or applications are required to be able to run on ASUS Xtion PRO and the minimum system requirements:
- OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
- CPU: Intel Conroe Core processor or newer
AMD Athlon64 AM2 Socket or newer
- System Memory: 2GB
- Graphics Card: Supports DX9.0 or above
- Graphics Memory: 1GB
- Resolution: 1280*720 screen resolution
In addition to the game or application, participants are also asked to create a short two minute video explaining their product and how to interact with it.The competition will run from March 22nd 2011 until May 31st 2011. Judging will be based on both an online popularity vote and internal judging by ASUS employees, including an Assistant Vice President, Product Managers and Technical Managers.The ASUS Xtion PRO is available for purchase at select e-tailer shops.
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