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Asus To Bring Kinect Motion Tech To PC

Asus is partnering with PrimeSense, the makers of Kinect's motion sensing technology, to bring motion sensing 3D technology to computers.

In a press release, the company announced that the WAVI Xtion multi-media system for PCs will be showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show this week, but that it won't be able commercially available before the second quarter of 2011.

Asus said that the technology will allow users to browse through media content, surf the web and access social networking platform with full body interaction.

“Asus combines its wireless cross-room solution with PrimeSense's simple, intuitive, gesture-based control technology to allow users to enjoy and share PC content on TV with gestures,” general manager of Asus Kent Chien said in a statement.

"Natural Interaction's appeal to consumers means more monetisation opportunities based on personalisation, various branding and advertising programs inside applications."

Asus is also set to unveil Xtion Pro, a 3D developers code base to allow the creation of new apps and software, and an Xtion online store, likely to be made available from February 2011.