GestureTek - World Leader in Computer Vision Control
  • Home
  • About Us
  • Products
  • Market Solutions
  • News Center
  • Dealers
  • Support
  • Contact
Join Our Mailing List
Corporate Background Executive Team Worldwide Locations Job Opportunities Awards Clients GIving Back Research
Multi-Touch Displays Multi-Touch Foils Multi-Touch Tables Multi-Touch Overlays Interactive Floors Portable Floor (Cube) Interactive Walls Interactive Windows Interactive Screens Point Control Systems 3D Tracking Systems Immersive Displays Licenses/SDKs/Patents Health Solutions Mobile Solutions
Industry Uses Digital Signage/Advertising Retail/Malls/Store Windows Amusements/Attractions Trade Shows/Promotions Museums/Science Centers Education Nightclubs/Hotels/Restaurants Showrooms/Presentation Centers Consumer Electronics Products Television/Broadcast Custom Interactive Installations Healthcare Mobile Devices
News Releases Media Coverage Newsletters Videos Brochures Corporate Presentation Images Events Clients Research
Dealers 2 Partners
Latest Press and Media Coverage on GestureTek Inc.
GestureTek Interactive Rehabilitation Exercise System Featured on ‘The Doctors’
more

GestureTek Cube camera-projector systems seeing wide deployment
more

Turnkey, plug-and-play interactive floor wows retail shoppers
more

High-Tech Museums: The Future is Now
more

Face & Hand Tracking for Android® & Symbian® at Mobile World Congress
more

GestureTek’s vertical multi-touch at ISE Show
more

Interactive displays find home in retail.
more

GestureTek Displays 3D Tracking and Interactive Projection Technologies for Trade Shows, Exhibits and Events
more

GestureTek Creates Gondwana 3D Virtual Game Experience
more

GestureTek Exhibits and Speaks at the Digital Signage Expo
more

GestureTek’s Gesture Control Technology for Retail Advertising Shown at GlobalShop
more

Gesture-Control and Multi-Touch Surface Computing Innovations Unveiled at ISE Show
more

PC World showcases GestureTek's Minority Report style gesture-based interfaces.
more

GestureTek Announces Multi-touch Enhancements at InfoComm

GestureTek's 3D depth sensor powers interactive flight simulator at Beijing Olympics.
more

GestureTek launches 3D depth sensor solutions for lifelike virtual reality experiences.
more

GestureTek and Red Rock Media win Digital Signage Interactive Technology Award at Digital Signage Expo.
more

GestureTek Launches Enhanced GestureFX Display System for Interactive Surfaces

GestureTek named a Top Innovator in the 2009 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition.
more

GestureTek Inc. to bring gesture recognition control to the XBOX 360 gaming experience. 
more

GestureTek grants patent license to Sony for EyeToy™ and PlayStation® 2.
more

Hasbro licenses GestureTek "Video Gesture Control" patent for it's new ION Educational Gaming System. 
more
GestureTek Product Video Latest Press and Media Coverage on GestureTek Inc. GestureTek Corporate Brochure GestureTek Tradeshow and Exhibit Solutions Video

News Release


GestureTek Unveils Electronics-free "Wii-like" Control Wand at Toy and Game Shows

Feb 14 2008


Gesture-control software puts vision-enabled games on TVs, consoles, PCs and cellphones.

Child Playing at 2008 Toy FairSUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA – (February 14, 2008) – GestureTek® Inc., pioneer and world-leader in vision-enabled gaming and entertainment systems, will exhibit groundbreaking new gesture-control technologies at the 2008 Toy Fair on February 17 to 20th in New York City (Booth 4866E) and at the 2008 Game Developers Conference on February 20th to 22nd in San Francisco (Booth 5322).

“For more than 20 years, GestureTek’s innovative gesture-recognition solutions have been blazing trails in the field of computer-human interaction,” said Vincent John Vincent, President and Co-Founder of GestureTek Inc. “Thousands of museums, science centers, amusement parks and retail stores feature GestureTek installations.  With our patented body-tracking software embedded in millions of consoles, digital signs and cell phones, people worldwide have enjoyed the GestureTek virtual world experience”.

GestureTek is expanding its licensing program for toy and game developers.  Leading companies have already licensed GestureTek’s patents and software for their motion-controlled gaming and entertainment systems, including Sony for the PlayStation EyeToy, Microsoft for the Xbox 360 Live Camera, Hasbro’s PLAYSKOOL for the ION Educational Gaming System, and Japanese wireless operator NTT DoCoMo for gesture-controlled mobile games. Other mobile operators and handset manufacturers embedded with GestureTek technology include Verizon, Cellular South and Motorola.  GestureTek’s gesture-enabled games were also featured on Mobile Internet Devices based on the Intel Low Power Chip technology at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show.

The latest technology to be showcased by GestureTek at the 2008 Toy Fair and the Game Developers Conference is a prototype ‘Wii-like’ game stick. This device interfaces with gesture-controlled gaming and entertainment systems, and can be tracked in complete 3-D space by any camera-enabled device, such as a console, PC or set-top box, with no need for embedded electronics.  The technology relies solely on camera analysis to track and position in 3-D space.  More cost-effective than accelerometer-based solutions, the GestureTek game stick recognizes both minute and large movements, for an exciting, life-like virtual gaming experience.  Since the technology is camera-based, players can see their real-time, full-body image onscreen as they control 3-D simulations and interact with onscreen characters and objects.  Body motion controls the program, resulting in an exhilarating immersive virtual experience.  GestureTek can even vision-equip dolls, stuffed animals or robots.

Other gaming and entertainment technologies developed by GestureTek include:

  • GestureXtreme®, a gaming system that immerses users’ images into exciting virtual worlds, with no special gear needed.  Games include sports, adventure and education simulations. 
    [VIEW VIDEO]
  • FunCam®, a portable gear-free virtual gaming system that can be set up anywhere, so it’s great for malls, nightclubs and trade shows. 
    [LEARN MORE]
  • EyeMobile®, the world’s first gaming engine for mobile devices.
    [LEARN MORE]
  • ScreenXtreme®, an immersive solution that puts viewers into a digital sign and allows them to control the content.
    [LEARN MORE]
  • GestureFX®, a system to display and control multi-media on a floor, wall or tabletop.
    [VIEW VIDEO]

GestureTek offers consulting services for game concepts and hardware design, along with software delivery and application development.  The company also creates vision-enabled toys, from prototype to final design. All patents, technology, game engines and applications can be licensed and API’s include full body analysis and motion tracking, as well as feature-specific tracking such as face, hand, color, motion and object tracking. The game engine design lets content be easily ported from one device or platform to another. See GestureTek’s toy/game flyer [here] and Product Video [here]

For more information contact:
Patti Jordan, Director Mktg & Comm, GestureTek, 416-340-9290 x 274 patti.jordan@gesturetek.com
Jo Moore Marini, Account Executive, SS PR, (719) 634-8055 jmoore@sspr.com


About GestureTek Inc.
GestureTek is the pioneer, patent-holder and world leader in gesture-recognition technologies and computer vision for information, presentation and entertainment systems.  The company’s revolutionary video gesture control software lets users control interactive content, access information, manipulate special effects or immerse themselves in an interactive 3D virtual world - simply by moving their hands or body. In the past 20 years, GestureTek has delivered approximately 4,000 interactive displays, kiosks, exhibits, games and other interactive solutions for museums, science centers, location-based entertainment facilities, retail stores, tourism and hospitality venues, real estate presentation centers, corporate boardrooms and showrooms, television networks and game developers.  The technology is also used by advertisers and marketers to make their digital signs and advertisements interactive and immersive.  Healthcare organizations specializing in rehabilitation, sensory stimulation, activation and recreation also use GestureTek’s technology for virtual therapy. GestureTek’s clients include leading organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as CNN, NASA, BMW, Ford, Oracle, Intel, IBM, Federal Express, Autodesk, Panasonic and more.  Software and patent licensees include Microsoft, Sony, Hasbro and NTT DoCoMo. GestureTek is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Asia.  For more information visit www.gesturetek.com or call (416) 340-9290 or 800-315-1189. 


Help others find this page at:   Bookmark and Share


Email GestureTekContact GestureTek by Phone
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).

| Home | About Us | News Center | Dealers | Support | Tech/Patent Licenses | Contact | Join our Mailing List | Sitemap |