Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Watch now.


Japanese tech startup Xenoma showed its e-skin motion capture shirt at CES 2017, the big tech trade show last week in Las Vegas. The e-skin translates your body’s movements into digital form, which can then be used to control a character in a video game.

But the shirt can also be used to train athletes and monitor their performance — or record the movements of someone being trained in operating an industrial machine or a vehicle. And it can be used for virtual reality applications.

The e-skin has 14 strain sensors strategically placed to detect the wearer’s body movements that include bending, stretching, and twisting joints. The e-skin hub is placed on the chest, and it transmits sensor data via Bluetooth 4.2.

The e-skin hub can record data at a rate of 60 frames per second. It has a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyro sensors, and a micro-USB port for recharging. It also has four hours of battery life. The shirt is machine washable.

Event

MetaBeat 2022

MetaBeat will bring together metaverse thought leaders to give guidance on how metaverse technology will transform the way all industries communicate and do business on October 3-4 in San Francisco, CA.

Learn More

Xenoma created a software development kit that can be used to make apps for Windows and Android using C# and the Unity game development engine. The $5,000 developer kit for the e-skin will be available on February 1. By mid-2017, Xenoma will launch a $600 consumer version.

Xenoma spun out of the University of Tokyo.

VB boilerplate CES 2017-2
Author
Topics