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IFA: Air Racer September 13, 2011

Posted by reto wettach in innovative interfaces, mobile, physical interaction design.
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As I wrote before, I am quite interested in innovative hardware in Human-Machine-Interaction. With the raise of smart phones and tablets we could observe a disappearance of interesting interfaces based on hardware: everything was based on wiping your finger on a screen…


(images source: leaflet handed out at IFA 2011)

But slowly one can see new innovative interfaces popping up, especially for those devices. On the IFA this year I saw “Air Racer” by cideko:

It is a steering wheel interface holding the iPad in the center – meant for racing games. It not only adds a real haptic experience to the game (not just holding the iPad in the air), but also gives the player additional buttons.

I really like to deployment of own sensors (as the buttons on the wheel) with the sensors of the iPad (accelerometer).


(own image)

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