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GestureTek’s Gesture-Control and Multi-Touch Surface Computing Innovations Unveiled at Integrated Systems Europe Show

Jan 29 2009


AMSTERDAM, NL, Jan 29, 2009 – GestureTek, pioneer and world leader in gesture control interfaces for interactive displays and electronic devices, will unveil its breakthrough 3D tracking and control software for retail and entertainment displays for the first time in Europe at Amsterdam’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show. The company will also showcase its new, compact ‘Cube’ – a turnkey, ‘plug and play’ interactive projection system that brings the power of gesture control to any projection surface. Also featured will be GestureTek’s multi-patented, award-winning Illuminate Multi-Touch Table™ (enhanced with new features and applications). Find GestureTek at Booth 11E74 from February 3rd to 5th, 2009 at the Amsterdam RAI.

3D Depth Sensing System Tracks Hand & Body Movement

GestureTek’s pioneering 3D tracking and control technology brings a new level of interactivity to motion-controlled displays. The company’s patented gesture control software uses depth sensing cameras to track full-body movement or subtle hand gestures in complete 3D space and translates those movements into computer commands. Depth tracking provides a fully gestural interface for electronic devices such as televisions, set top boxes, game consoles, personal computers and interactive kiosks, without the need for a remote control or other touch-based interface.

The system can be programmed to recognize virtually any pose or gesture, including hand waves, pointing or any combination of recognizable motions. For example, hand waves can turn on a television set or activate a multi-media presentation. Circular hand movements can adjust volume and hand swiping motions can control menu selections. Other applications include full body avatar control, two-handed and multi-touch control and hand tracking for 360ş navigation control (replacing a joystick).

3D Tracking & Control Creates Lifelike 3D Virtual Reality Experiences

GestureTek’s 3D depth sensing system allows for lifelike virtual reality experiences. The system puts a user’s real-time 3D image or 3D avatar on the screen, where they see themselves interacting with characters and objects in a computer-generated three dimensional virtual world. The camera measures changes in positioning and distance between the user and the surrounding environment, captures those movements onscreen and then translates them into computer commands.

“GestureTek’s depth based tracking solution identifies and tracks the user, ignoring the movement of passers-by and other environment distractions,” says GestureTek’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Francis MacDougall. “It’s a great option for malls, tourist attractions, presentation centers or boardrooms.”

Along with creating applications for 3D and 2D interactive experiences on personal computers, game consoles, mobile devices and digital signs, GestureTek has deployed its 3D tracking solution in public displays. At the Beijing Olympics, for example, GestureTek’s hand tracking technology powered a spectacular interactive flight simulation attraction that allowed individuals to explore the province of British Columbia in a virtual airplane that was controlled by tilting and moving their hand. See GestureTek’s 3D tracking and control web page at http://www.gesturetek.com/3ddepth/introduction.php .

GestureTek Introduces The Cube™ – A Portable, Turnkey, Plug and Play Interactive Projection System

GestureTek will unveil The Cube in Europe at the ISE Show. The Cube is a compact, turnkey, 'plug and play' interactive projection system that brings the power of gesture control to virtually any projection surface. An interactive 80” diagonal projection can be delivered on nearly any floor, wall, table or counter for branding, advertising, entertainment and product promotion.

“The Cube is very cost efficient. It allows for a dynamic interactive projection without the need to affix hardware to the ceiling and eliminates the need for a technician,” says Vincent John Vincent, GestureTek’s President and Co-Founder. See The Cube web page at http://www.gesturetek.com/cube/introduction.php .

GestureTek Enhances Its Multi-Touch Solution

GestureTek’s award-winning multi-touch technology lets multiple people interact simultaneously with multi-media content, access corporate information, play games, create special effects, manipulate art and photographs and view advertising. People can use two hands to control content, using either touch or point gestures. GestureTek’s multi-touch table now comes with 30”, 40” or 55” screens or can be customized in any shape or size.  Also new, over a dozen incredible ‘out-of-the-box’ special effects, games and applications now come included with the table, many of which will be on display at the ISE show. Applications can also be customized to suit specific needs. See GestureTek’s Multi-Touch Table web page at http://www.gesturetek.com/illuminate/productsolutions_illuminatetable.php .

European News: Object Recognition and Vertical Multi-Touch

GestureTek’s multi-touch technology with object recognition technology is being used in powerful wayfinding tables at the New York City Visitors Center (NYVIC). The multi-touch tables help tourists from Europe and around the world make the most of their New York City vacation. See New York City Visitors Center Case Study at http://www.gesturetek.com/illuminate/businesscases.php .

GestureTek’s multi-touch tables were recently installed by German interactive specialists Foresee in selected retail locations for Deutsche Telekom. As well, GestureTek’s first vertical multi-touch interactive retail window for Telefonica can be found in Madrid, Spain . See Telefonica Case Study at http://www.gesturetek.com/illuminate/businesscases/telefonica.php .


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. 

Contact:

Patti Jordan, Director Mktg & Communications, GestureTek, 416-340-9290 x 274 patti.jordan@gesturetek.com

Jo Moore Marini, Senior Account Director, SSPR, 719-578-9044 jmarini@sspr.com


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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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