Palla ball is a video game controller without buttons or sticks

Researchers at University of Turin, Italy have developed a gaming device that contains no buttons or sticks. Surprisingly, the controller is a ball, a smart ball that uses an accelerometer, a magnetometer and a gyroscope to make the ball function properly and intuitively. The Palla is a wireless device and works by rolling along a surface.

The ball is embedded with pressure and proximity sensors which allow a user to interact with the ball by moving or knocking it. It also vibrates like the XBox controllers and the LEDs inside the ball also glow to provide feedback to the user. Fabio Varesano and Fabiana Vernero are the two brains behind the concept and they presented the Palla at the International Conference on Fun and Games.

Via: NewScientist

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