First it was buttons, then it all shifted to touch response and now it’s all headed towards hand gestures in the air.
Nimble, the gesture control hardware from startup company Intugine, has launched its crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. Nimble’s ultra low latency, sub-millimeter accuracy, affordable price, and multiplayer expansions set it apart from its competitors. The funding goal for the campaign is set at $50,000 to help further develop and mass-produce the product.
Nimble, which demoed at NextBigWhat’s bigMobilityConf can be programmed to operate with many existing products, from controlling presentations, to making first-person shooter games highly realistic, and even controlling music and smart-home systems. When Nimble is ready to be shipped, the system will support Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.
The Nimble system will be sold in a package that contains two rings, a USB sensor and software that provides complete gesture control for integrated systems.
Nimble rings come in two different shapes for different purposes: Tip will fit the tip of the wearer’s index finger and Touch will go down to the base of the finger like an actual ring. Tip should be used when playing games to provide a better gaming experience, while the Touch ring is for long term use for other PC controller and Home Automation purposes. Backers can also buy extra Nimble rings for multiplayer experiences.
Developers will be able to easily integrate their programs to sync with Nimble. Nimble’s response and precision make it an ideal control system for virtual reality headsets. Players are able to use their hands to manipulate the game exactly how they want with very little training or instructions.
Nimble also comes equipped with multiple pre-programmed gestures and user interfaces. Controlling movies is made simple with waving a hand forward to fast forward, up and down to control volume and tapping a finger to play or pause. Pre-programmed gestures include drawing a “G” to open Google and making an “X” to close applications.
Nimble software also includes unique user interfaces specific to Nimble. These allow users to access favorite applications and files by swiping down a dashboard on any screen.
Along with a price tag of just $79, Nimble has several features that set it apart. To back the campaign and ensure Nimble is funded, visit the Indiegogo here.