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GestPoint™ Systems Magically Turn Retail Windows into 24-Hour Large Screen Interactive Billboards

Jun 12 2002


Gallery KaufhofNew York, NY - GestureTek Inc., the world leader in video gesture analysis for device free control of computers, in association with Wincor-Nixdorf and Charamel , is proud to announce the installation of its GestPoint™ system, for a "through window", interactive large screen shopping experience in Berlin's trend-setting department store chain, Kaufhof. With this revolutionary new technology connected to a large screen display in their retail window, Kaufhof can now enable customers who are passing by to simply point through the window to control the on screen content.

With the help of "Katrina" a very hip and friendly computer generated avatar assistant, Kaufhof shoppers are given advice and guided through the process of locating information about the different products and services the department store offers. Katrina gets the attention of passersby by talking to them and "knocking" on the glass and inviting them to come and "Gest Point" their way to an enjoyable shopping experience.

GestPointis a stereo camera control technology utilizing a complete depth map of the real world. This enables the computer to see in 3D space and deduce the distance and dynamic movements of the participants in front of the cameras or its "eyes". GestPoint systems can be calibrated to allow the user to be any distance from the screen - inches or even several feet away.

GestPoint™ allows users to control any size screen, from giant video walls to the smallest computer monitor from any distance with simple hand gestures. Because GestPoint™ uses cameras for "eyes" it can be placed in a window display or behind protective glass, eliminating wear and tear on the screen. This also deters vandalism, eliminates greasy hand marks, and the spread of germs from multiple users touching the screen is all but eradicated.

"We are getting a great response from both our retail clients and their customers." says Vincent John Vincent, President of Gestertek. "It is the ease with which the public can use these retail windows as engaging 24-hour large screen interactive billboards that captures their interest". Besides numerous public forum installations, GestPoint's stereo analysis and control technology is applicable for desktop PCs, corporate presentations, trade shows, education, security, entertainment, industrial training, robotics, sports, fitness and rehabilitation, and more.

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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. 


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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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