Today a startup named Ultigesture from Williamsburg, Virginia unveiled a new Kickstarter crowdfunding project for a new smart toy car that is controlled using gestures, instead of a radio.
With this, using can move the racing car in all directions, speed up, slow down, and stop it with a set of simple gestures and a wristband.
The car connects to this wristband via a low power Bluetooth connection, allowing you to move your forearm up to go forward, down to go backward, clockwise to go right, and counter-clockwise to go left.
Other gestures will stop the car turning.
The car then uses a series of sensors to help do this, including an accelerometer, gyroscope, and a magnetometer.
Gang Zhou, CEO, Ultigesture explained more about it with the following:
“There are plenty of remote-controlled toy cars which are fun to play, but we have discovered that wearing the wristband and using gestures makes for a much more realistic racing experience, the user experience is really improved by literally putting your body – or at least your arm – into the driving. It is very exciting to feel like you are connected to this small toy car as it goes racing down the street!”
This package is now available for pre-order for early birds on Kickstarter with pledges from $89.
If you are interested you can find out more and back the campaign at the source link below.