Acer Aspire Z5763 has gesture control, bad name

Acer says the system can recognize gestures from up to about 9.8 feet away, so it could make a good replacement for the old-fashioned remote control.

Acer Aspire Z5763
Acer says the system can recognize gestures from up to about 9.8 feet away, so it could make a good replacement for the old-fashioned remote control. Acer

A year ago, we thought controlling a computer by prodding a meat stylus at its touch screen was the height of next-gen sophistication. Acer may just have reset our expectations, however, with the Aspire Z5763--an all-in-one computer you control by flailing your arms about.

This ridiculously named device has a 2-megapixel Webcam which, according to Engadget, can monitor users' movements using a gesture-recognition system Acer has dubbed ZQ3318P10. Just kidding, it's seen sense and called it something people will actually remember--Acer AirControl.

AirControl can detect the movements of your hand or fingers and can translate those into commands.

"Just wave your hand in front of the desktop and the media control interface is launched," Acer says. You can then move your hand over various icons to adjust volume, rewind, fast forward, play, pause or stop media.

No word on whether or when this device will be coming to the U.S.

Read more of " Acer Aspire Z5763 has gesture-controlled 3D display, forgettable name " at Crave UK.

 

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