Wii can do so much more with a remote
To start off 2008 I’d like to show you some interesting videos by Johnny Chung Lee, a Ph.D. graduate student on human computer interaction. Some of you might have seen this already, but I wanted to post it on MofM nonetheless.
What Lee does is using the Nintendo remote (Wiimote) to create all sorts of different user interfaces. The first video shows a Minority Report-like interface through reflective tape on his fingertips, which reflects the infra-red light and responds to the Wiimote. The second video is a DIY multi-touch digital whiteboard display, also using the Wiimote. And in the last video he demonstrates a 3D virtual reality display, also using the Wiimote and infra-red triggers attached to glasses.
I personally don’t see us using an interface like the first video because I don’t want to wear special gloves and especially because it’s physically unbearable to interface like that all day, but it’s still a nice alternative use of the Wiimote. I would however wear a ridiculous looking hat, if it would produce the same visual effect as the last movie!
I could try and explain all these videos in detail but watching the videos gives you a much better idea…enjoy!
Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote
Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote
Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote