In its short history, the Nintendo Wii has become one of the most popular game consoles available. In particular, its remote controller is sophisticated, containing a number of input devices that outperform regular personal computers. Johnny Lee, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University is working on a number of exciting projects with the controller. He joins Phil and Scott to discuss his applications, including his video demonstrations available on YouTube.
Johnny talks about what led him to the Wii remote, as well as how he was able to work with the new device. He reviews the process he used with the projects, as well as what other people are doing with the controller.
Johnny Chung Lee is a PhD. Graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. His primary research interests are in developing technologies and techniques that increase the accessibility and practicality of technology. His previous work includes a diversity of topics ranging from projector calibration, augmented reality, brain-computer interfaces, haptic, animation, multi-channel audio, and filmmaking tools. His most recent work with the Nintendo Wii remote has shaken both the gaming and educational technology industries, demonstrating how sophisticated capabilities can be accomplished with commodity hardware.
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