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GestureTek Unveils New Software Development Kit to Bring Immersive WebCam-Based Games and Applications to PCs and Other Platforms at CES

Jan 06 2010

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, Jan 6th, 2010 – GestureTek Inc., the inventor, pioneer and world leader in video gesture control software for human-computer interaction, is unveiling its new Momo™ Software Development Kit for game developers and original equipment manufacturers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

GestureTek's software recognizes motion and objects such as a user’s face. It works with standard webcams and requires no special hardware, allowing game and application developers to bring immersive, gesture-based interactivity to virtually any platform, including PCs, laptops, mobile phones, toys and other devices.

"There’s a huge market for gesture control capability, both among original equipment manufacturers and game developers," says Sanjeev Sharma, GestureTek’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing. "GestureTek’s SDK enables developers to easily build games and applications that leverage the webcam to achieve the same award-winning, patented video gesture control capability that GestureTek made available to Sony for the Playstation and to Microsoft for the Xbox 360."

“Gesture-control represents a significant revenue generation opportunity for original equipment manufacturers," says Sharma. "By embedding GestureTek's video gesture control software into their equipment and offering a select suite of compelling gesture control games and applications, device manufacturers can entice their users to download more chargeable applications."

“Greater accessibility to GestureTek's gesture control software is also a huge coup for game developers,” says Sharma. "They now have the ability to develop gesture control games and applications for multiple platforms, making it more attractive from a business perspective to take the plunge into this exciting technology."

GestureTek’s Momo SDK defines interfaces for two trackers. The Motion tracker reports regions where motion is detected and the Mosaic tracker focuses on an object such as a face while it moves within the camera’s field of view. The SDK comes complete with a sample Windows application.

“GestureTek has a 20 year history of inventing and pioneering technology for computer-human interaction and has developed applications for a wide range of devices and thousands of interactive installations,” says Vincent John Vincent, GestureTek’s Co-Founder and President.

GestureTek’s Momo SDK with face and motion tracking capability will be demonstrated at CES by appointment only. Reservations can be made by calling 416-340-9290 x 273.

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About GestureTek Inc.
GestureTek®, founded in 1986, is the inventor, pioneer and world leader in gesture recognition technologies for presentation, information and entertainment systems. With patented single camera, multiple camera and 3D-vision solutions, GestureTek’s video gesture control software lets people use hand and body motions to control dynamic computer content on any screen, surface or camera-enabled device – with no need to wear, hold or touch anything. GestureTek also offers immersive virtual reality and multi-touch interactive solutions. GestureTek software is embedded in millions of mobile phones and powers camera-based gesture control solutions for device manufacturers, game developers, location-based entertainment facilities, public spaces, corporate locations and retail stores. More: or (800) 315-1189.

For more information contact:
Patti Jordan, Director Mktg & Communications, GestureTek, 416-340-9290 x 274

Kristin Miller, Account Director, SSPR, 719-634-8292

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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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