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GestureTek Earns Additional Patent for Video Camera Control Technology

Jul 20 2006


Multi-camera gesture control protected under newly issued patent

Toronto, Ontario – July 20, 2006 – GestureTek Inc., world leaders in computer vision for gesture based control of information and entertainment systems, today announced their “Multiple Camera Control System” patent (US#7,058,204). This patent covers the entire GestPoint™ product line, and protects all multiple video camera-based hand tracking systems for control of any sized display. This is GestureTek’s second patent, having been awarded the first comprehensive “video-based interactive gesture control” patent in 1996.

Since its introduction in 2000, the public has enthusiastically embraced this futuristic technology for interactive displays. Steven Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi move “Minority Report” helped popularize GestureTek’s concept of gesture control as the means of computer interface interaction: “the way of the future.” 

GestureTek’s newly patented “multi-camera” technology based products include a wide variety of “point & click” gesture-based computer interfaces that are seen widely in retail, public displays, exhibits and corporate presentation environments. With “multi-camera” GestPoint™ products, a person can control any sized screen from any distance, simply by pointing a finger. This technology has been deployed in hundreds of installations in a multitude of kiosk, museum, location based entertainment, retail and advertising applications. GestPoint™ is also used to transform storefront windows into 24/7 interactive displays, enabling potential customers to point, through the window, to control content on large indoor display screens.

“We are thrilled to be awarded this patent, for yet another of our awe-inspiring technologies. Since inventing this technology, we have been installing the GestPoint series of products around the world, and have hundreds of installations across a myriad of vertical markets. Our products have been embraced by both Fortune 500 companies and the public alike,” says Bill Leckonby, CEO of GestureTek Inc.


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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