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B.C. Explorer Interactive 3D Display, Beijing Olympics


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GestureTek’s 3D Depth Sensor Powers Heart-Stopping Interactive Flight Simulator at Beijing Olympics

July 2008 – The Beijing Olympics marks the first time the games have been held in China.  The excitement surrounding the Games can be felt around the world as athletes from diverse disciplines descend upon the city to compete at the highest level of elite athleticism.  It is tradition that every Olympics pays tribute to the next city to host the Games.  2012 marks the Games' return to Canada where Vancouver has the honor of hosting the XXI Winter Olympics.  The Olympics provide an ideal opportunity to introduce travelers from across the globe to the picturesque city of Vancouver. 

Xpletive, a California-based innovator of immersive applications using next generation technologies, wanted to take advantage of GestureTek’s breakthrough gesture recognition technology to create something truly spectacular to promote the upcoming Vancouver Games.  Working with GestureTek and Immersive Displays, a kiosk company, Xpletive proposed an exciting interactive display for deployment at the Beijing games.

The client was the 2010 B.C. Olympic and Paralympic Games Secretariat.  Their objective was to convey to prospective visitors and investors the majestic beauty and incredible economic potential of Vancouver.  The solution was to develop a flight simulator controlled by hand motion using GestureTek’s patented hand-tracking technology. 

The final product was an immersive exhibit that provides users with a fly-over view of British Columbia.  The breathtaking flight simulator places the viewer in control of a virtual plane that flies through the province’s scenic countryside, sprawling fields, majestic mountains, crystal clear bodies of water and bustling cities.  It’s an innovative kiosk that provides viewers with an enthralling 3D interactive experience.  Equipped with GestureTek’s 3D depth sensing hand tracker, the exhibit enables people to explore B.C. and fly their plane by using simple, intuitive gestures.  They control the experience by tilting, rotating or making a fist with their hand – a fascinating alternative to old-fashioned touch screens or cumbersome peripheral devices such as joysticks.

GestureTek’s 3D gesture control technology captures depth information surrounding a user’s movements with unparalleled accuracy and resolution.  Using depth sensing cameras, the patented GestureTek system measures ongoing changes in positioning and distance between the various aspects of the user’s image and/or other changes in the scene in order to process authentic 3D images onscreen.  While users fly over B.C., they can zoom into various points of interest and learn about exciting B.C. landmarks.

“The B.C. explorer installation rivals anything found in themed entertainment and GestureTek’s unique hand tracking technology was a core component of our interactive flight simulation exhibit,” said Kelly Ellzey, President and Co-Owner of Xpletive.   

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GestureTek technologies have international patent protection. U.S. patents include: 5,534,917 (Video Gesture Control Motion Detection);
7,058,204 (Multiple Camera Control System, Point to Control Base Patent); 7,421,093 (Multiple Camera Tracking System for Interfacing With an Application);
7,227,526 (Stereo Camera Control, 3D-Vision Image Control System); 7,379,563 (Two Handed Movement Tracker Tracking Bi-Manual Movements);
7,379,566 (Optical Flow-Based Tilt Sensor For Phone Tilt Control); 7,389,591 (Phone Tilt for Typing & Menus/Orientation-Sensitive Signal Output);
7,430,312 (Five Camera 3D Face Capture).

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