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Jun 10, 2009

Light Glove Can Turn Your PC Into a Wii (Kind of)

If you're looking for a way to draw me to your booth during a product line show, get your device to play "Smoke on the Water." It worked with the Air Guitar Rocker, way back when, and it worked again today with the Light Glove, when a representative from the company was using the device to perform an air piano version of the song.

The device is probably most simply described as bringing Wiimote functionality to your PC. It's basically an armband and a sensor that hooks up to your computer. The wristband features a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope to detect motion. A built-in LED sends information back to the sensor. The company is working on a newer prototype of the device that communicates via Bluetooth (pictured above).

Light Glove has big plans for the device that stretch beyond simple computer apps, including gaming, door locks, ATMs, personal electronics, and more. With the recent spate of interest in gestured-based technologies (as evidenced by the Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft keynotes at E3), we're likely to see this technology hit retail shelves sooner, rather than later.

Check out a video of the Light Glove, after the jump.

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