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For this new RC car, it's all in the arm

For this new RC car, it's all ...
The Ultigesture Gesture-Controlled Smart Car
The Ultigesture Gesture-Controlled Smart Car
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Should users wish, they can simply control the Ultigesture car by tilting their smartphone in different directions
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Should users wish, they can simply control the Ultigesture car by tilting their smartphone in different directions
The Ultigesture wristband incorporates an ARM Cortex M4F processor, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer
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The Ultigesture wristband incorporates an ARM Cortex M4F processor, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer
The Ultigesture Gesture-Controlled Smart Car
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The Ultigesture Gesture-Controlled Smart Car
One two-to-three-hour charge of the Ultigesture car's battery pack should be good for about 30 minutes of run time
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One two-to-three-hour charge of the Ultigesture car's battery pack should be good for about 30 minutes of run time
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When it comes to remote-control cars, not everyone "takes" to traditional joystick or trigger-style remotes. If you're one of those people, then you might be interested in the Ultigesture Gesture-Controlled Smart Car. It's controlled using arm movements, via a Bluetooth LE wristband.

The wristband incorporates an ARM Cortex M4F processor, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. This combo is able to recognize a series of arm gestures, which are relayed to the car as commands. Its range is a claimed 20 meters (22 yds).

Moving the forearm up causes the car to move forward, and moving it down makes the car go backward – the farther the arm is moved in either direction, the faster the speed. Right-hand turns are initiated by twisting the forearm clockwise, while a counter-clockwise twist results in a left-hand turn.

The Ultigesture wristband incorporates an ARM Cortex M4F processor, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer
The Ultigesture wristband incorporates an ARM Cortex M4F processor, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer

Should users wish, they can also simply control the car by tilting their smartphone in different directions, using an accompanying Android app.

The vehicle itself features an impact-resistant ABS body, front and rear shock absorbers, and a top speed of 20 km/h (13 mph). One two-to-three-hour charge of its battery pack should be good for about 30 minutes of run time.

The Ultigesture Gesture-Controlled Smart Car is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, where a pledge of US$89 will get you a car and wristband, when and if they reach production. It can be seen in action, in the video below.

Source: Kickstarter

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2 comments
Grunchy
I don't buy it.
Nice try though.
ChairmanLMAO
reach up up up make it faster lol. should be pumping up and down to make it go.