Lenovo adds motion control to smart TVs
Michelle Clancy | 23-04-2014
Lenovo's new line of smart TVs is using Hillcrest Labs' Freespace motion control software to enable point-and-click, gesture and motion control of smart TVs through simple in-air movements of a remote control.

Lenovo's Freespace-enabled smart TVs include the new S9 Smart TV that was unveiled on 16 April for sale across China.

Freespace will form the foundation of Lenovo's Smart TV user experience and enable improved content navigation, better gaming options and simple Web browsing. The technology replicates the touch and tilt based controls commonly used by Android apps on other devices.

"Smart TV adoption continues at a tremendous pace, and we fully intend to take a leadership role in this market," said Xiong Wen, general manager of Digital Home Business Unit at Lenovo. "Hillcrest is a proven global leader in motion-enabled TV products with essential intellectual property that enables key features in these products. Moving forward, Freespace will be a core technology for our smart TVs. Together, we will deliver the best user interfaces for TV, Web, and apps across smart TVs."