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Winter 2010    
 
In This Issue
GestureTek Goes for Gold in Vancouver
...and triumphs at the DSE Apex Awards!
Large Format Vertical Multi-touch is Coming
GestureTek Asks: Who Needs Buttons & Dials?
i3d Develops New Games for The Cube™
GestureTek at Brazil's Campus Party
Commercial Sales Display in Multi-touch
GestureTek Installation Featured in Travel Ad
Retail's Really Big Show Gets Interactive
GestureTek for Health at Beth Abraham Hospital
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Whether you're a first-time or a regular reader of GestureTek's newsletter, I welcome you: here you'll learn how GestureTek's award-winning motion-responsive technology is being used in everything from the Olympics to trade shows to retail stores.  I hope you'll be inspired with exciting ideas about how gesture-control can be used by your (or your clients') organization to build brand awareness, drive sales, enhance the user experience and deliver a great return on investment.
 
Kudos to GestureTek's worldwide network of strategic dealers, whose creativity and technical know-how help keep GestureTek top-of-mind globally. Twenty-five GestureTek strategic dealers from Europe, the Middle East and Asia came together recently in Amsterdam for an informative and stimulating session focused on best practices and future trends in gesture recognition. We hope to host another strategic dealer session at the upcoming Infocomm Show in Las Vegas this June. If you are interested in this workshop, or would like to know more about becoming a reseller or using our technology, I encourage you to email info@gesturetek.com today.
 
Erol Vekil
Global Sales Director
GestureTek Inc.
erol@gesturetek.com
GestureTek Technology Entertains and Educates During Olympics
multi-touch tableOntario House and Netgenetix Media were two of many customers who turned to GestureTek's gesture control solutions for interactive displays, games and entertainment all around Vancouver during the Olympics. The Cube™, our portable, plug and play interactive floor, projected custom Ontario-branded games and animation onto the floor of Ontario House for the enjoyment of visitors. GestureTek's Illuminate® interactive displays were part of the "Living Rainforest" exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Visitors could touch  "hotspots" on the display screen to play games and access information. In total, more than 15 GestureTek interactive systems were installed in the greater Vancouver area during Olympics month.
 
Read more on Olympics installations. Read more on our Illuminate Multi-Touch Table.
DSE Apex Award Win for New York City Multi-Touch Table
nyc tableGestureTek, NYC & Company and Videosonic took top honors at the Apex Awards at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas.  The award was presented for the multi-touch solution with object recognition featured in the Official New York City Visitor Center. Tourists enjoy interactive gesture-based experiences such as taking a Google Earth "fly-through" trip around the streets of New York, building a sightseeing itinerary or accessing information about local attractions. It's an engaging, dynamic and memorable interactive experience for all users. 
 
Read more on our DSE Award win.  Read more on the New York City Visitors' Center.
ISE Visitors See Our Large-Format Plug & Play Multi-Touch Display
displayLucky attendees at Integrated Systems Europe got to experience our new freestanding multi-touch display solution. This portable, self-contained multimedia unit with a large-format 67" screen functions both as digital signage and an information system, perfect for presenting interactive multimedia information. With all hardware hidden inside a slim base measuring just 22" deep, the unit requires little valuable floor space, making it ideal for stores, restaurants and other small venues (as well as large spaces).
 
Read more on 67" multi-touch display. Read more on Illuminate Multi-Touch Surface Solutions
GestureTek Shares Insights & Multi-Platform Game Capabilities
soccerGestureTek's CTO Francis MacDougall shared his perspective on gesture control as a response technology for consumer electronics devices at the International Consumer Electronics Show. The session, titled The New User Interface: Who Needs Buttons and Dials?, was a lively discussion on the merits of various alternative control technologies. GestureTek also unveiled our new Momo™ software development kit that allows developers to create interactive games with motion and object tracking for mobile phones, PCs, digital signs, notebooks, toys and other devices.
 
Read more on Licensing. View Motion-tracking game videos. Read more on GestureTek's Face and Motion Tracking for Mobile.
Multi-media Experts i3d Develop Kids Games on our Cube™
i3d Cube gameGestureTek's Polish strategic dealer, i3d (www.i3d.pl) became the first systems integrator to create entertaining and educational children's games especially designed for use on our Cube portable interactive floor. The company featured their custom content at the 2009 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference (The Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques). Artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and reps from large companies attend SIGGRAPH for information and inspiration on product development and market trends. 
 
Read more on i3d
. Read more on The Cube.
It's A GestureTek Technology Extravaganza at Brazil's Campus Party
brazilTrinanda, GestureTek's Brazilian strategic dealer, leveraged Gesturetek's interactive technology to bring a new level of gesture-controlled multi-media interactivity to Campus Party 2010, from January 25 to 30th in São Paulo, Brazil. More than 20,000 people attended this Internet meeting with the biggest technology suppliers in the country. Telefónica installed two GestureTek Illuminate® display systems, Kingston relied on an Illuminate multi-touch table and a Cube™ plug-and-play portable interactive floor and Nokia chose a full GroundFX interactive floor projection display system.  
 
Read more about the Campus Party Illuminate Display, Campus Party Cube, and Campus Party GroundFX.
Office Complex Uses Multi-Touch Display for Sales Presentation
pylonAs part of a larger leasing and upgrading initiative, Pylon Design redesigned and rebranded the Sales Presentation Center for Toronto office tower Commerce Court.  Sales reps and prospective tenants interact with engaging menu-based multimedia content on GestureTek's Illuminate® multi-touch display, using simple hand and point gestures. GestureTek's multi-touch display can be moved from floor to floor as office space fills up, so there's no wasted technology and no need to build new panels. ET Group served as systems integrator on the project.
 
Read more on Pylon Design. Read more on Illuminate Display. Read more on Presentation Center and Showroom Solutions.
GestureTek Installation Featured in Ontario Tourism Commercial
ontarioThe province of Ontario unveiled the newest commercial in their current tourism campaign, showing visitors that "There's no place like this place."  GestureTek was honoured to share the spotlight with the natural beauty of the province, as the ad spot features a sequence showing an interactive display GestureTek developed for the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto.  The new ad aired during coverage of the Winter Olympics, during which as many as 22 million Canadians were tuned in at once.
 
Read about the Hockey Hall of Fame.  View the Ontario Travel & Tourism ad.
Our Interactive Retail Display & Window Advertising at NRF Show
GestureTek exhibited at the National Retail Federation's Really Big Show in New York this January, intriguing retail marketers and designers with gesture recognition technology for advertising and promotion. Featured interactive products included The Cube turnkey portable, plug and play interactive advertising floor and the touch-free interactive Illuminate® Kiosk. Many organizations have kickstarted their retail advertising displays with gesture recognition from GestureTek, including Cingular AT&T Wireless, Virgin Megastores, Hudson's Bay Company, Inwindow Outdoor, Childs' Play, Children's Place, Hugo Boss, Sony, Target, Samsung, Nike and Intel.
 
Read more on NRF Really Big Show. Read more on Retail Market Solutions.
Hospitals Use IREX for Physical Therapy
irex in action!Beth Abraham Hospital in New York uses GestureTek's IREX Interactive Rehabilitation & Exercise System. IREX is a fun and effective therapy program that puts patients into dynamic gesture-controlled virtual reality environments, where they are guided through specific clinician-prescribed exercise regimes or games such as soccer and snowboarding. Research suggests that IREX can improve patient outcomes in executive functioning, cortical reorganization, balance and trunk control, mobility and range of motion. Primary Children's Hospital, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Miami Children's Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital and St. John North Shore Hospital are just a few of the many other healthcare customers utilizing GestureTek's technology for interactive gesture-controlled games, rehabilitation, sensory therapy, advertising or information delivery.
 
Read more on IREX.  Read more on GestureTek's healthcare solutions.  Read about Beth Abraham in Orthopedics Today.
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