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IDF 2010: The changing phases of computing  

Interactive Space Fantasy  

GestureTek's Revolutionary 3D Camera Tracking Systems Power 'Space Fantasy' Ride at Universal Studios Japan  

GestureTek 3D TV Presentation at Society for Information Display

Microsoft Gaming Technology Has Roots In Ottawa

GTek Motion-Control Engine Powers Touchless Game by Genki Mobile for Mobile Game Devices  

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Face & Hand Tracking for Android® & Symbian® at Mobile World Congress

GestureTek�s vertical multi-touch at ISE Show

New SDK Brings Immersive WebCam-Based Games and Applications to PCs and Other Platforms at CES

Francis MacDougall Interviewed on Hands Free TV

Canesta and GestureTek bring gesture control to TV more

Interactive Displays 2009 Summary Video

ID 2009, 3D Japanese Cases

GTek at All Things Digital 2009

3D Gesture Tracking Initiatives for Sprint and Hitachi

GestureTek Displays 3D Gesture Control, Multi Touch Control and �The Cube� Turnkey Interactive Projection System at CeBIT 2009

GBTV #504 - GestureTek, 7-in-1 MP4 Player

Gesture-Control and Multi-Touch Surface Computing Innovations Unveiled at ISE Show

GestureTek�s Motion Game Controller at CES.

Show of Hands: Gestures Control Hitachi TV.

BC Explorer article in Attractions Management Magazine.

GestureTek 3D Depth Sensing Solutions at CES.

PC World Showcases GestureTek's Minority Report style gesture-based interfaces.

GestureTek launches 3D depth sensor solutions for lifelike virtual reality experiences.

GestureTek's 3D depth sensor powers interactive flight simulator at Beijing Olympics.

GestureTek announces multi-touch enhancements at InfoComm.

GestureTek named a top innovator in the 2009 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award competition.

GestureTek Inc. to bring gesture recognition control to the XBOX 360 gaming experience. 
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In 2000 GestureTek transformed the way people interact with computing displays by inventing and patenting 3D video gesture control. Our pioneering of this technology over the last 10 plus years has resulted in a multi-patented 3D-vision gesture control system, which is a highly precise and reliable user interface for interacting with any display screen from any distance. Whether on a personal computer, set top box, television set, mobile device, game console, digital sign or interactive kiosk, GestureTek's ground-breaking depth tracking software enables users to control onscreen interaction with simple hand motions instead of a remote control, keyboard or touch screen. This technology has been used for custom installations for Fortune 500 companies over the last 10 years, and GestureTek continues to offer this advanced state of the art technology and service to its clients. Some of the technology and patents that are the basis of this technology have been licensed to major consumer electronics companies, like Microsoft, for use on the XBOX.

Hitachi using GestTrack3D

GestTrack3D SDK is now available for development on PCs

GestureTek is proud to announce the launch of its GestTrack3D SDK, the only patented 3D gesture control software available. GestTrack3D lets you control interactive displays and digital signs from a distance with hand and full body gestures. Navigate "Kinect™-like" 3D game worlds. Interact with virtually any computer system without ever touching it. GestureTek, the inventor and multiple patent holder of video gesture control using 2D and 3D cameras, introduces GestTrack3D, our patented, cutting-edge, 3D gesture control system for developers, OEMs and public display providers. Maestro eliminates the need for touch-based accessories like a mouse, keyboard, handheld controller or touch screen when interacting with a PC or interactive display. Working with practically any 3D Depth camera it can precisely measure the location and trajectory of people's hands or body parts, Maestro's robust tracking enables device control through a wide range of gestures and poses. Maestro is the perfect solution for accurate and reliable off-screen computer control in interactive environments because the user does not have to stop be measured or calibrated with the system, but instead can walk up and begin interacting right away.

GestureTek has developed advanced tracking and gesture recognition algorithms to define the relationship between computers and the people using them. With 3D cameras and our patented 3D computer vision software, computers can now identify, track and respond to fingers, hands or full-body gestures. The SDK system has multiple modes of operation for the appropriate mode of interaction desired. It also includes a library of one-handed and two-handed gestures and poses.

GestTrack3D Hand Tracker

GestTrack3D Hand Tracker

The GestTrack3D Hand Tracker drives touch-free cursor control on Windows-based applications by measuring the position of a user's hand(s) within an adjustable volume and distance from the camera. The tracker can follow one hand or two hands to create a multi-touch mode, and can track up to ten hands simultaneously, best from a distance of up to two meters away (camera-dependent).

GestTrack3D Multi-Tracker

GestTrack3D Multi-Tracker

The multi-tracker detects multiple data points on the user's body (head, torso, hands) enabling the creation of immersive full-body representations and aspects of avatar control. The tracker can recognize circle and swipe gestures and can support activities such as scrolling, enlarging, shrinking or rotating items. Tracking gestures have been used to control 3D navigation, as well as joystick, driving and drumming simulations.

GestureTek Uses 3D Cameras To Let Human Gestures Control PC

Our 3D gesture recognition software allows people to create aspects of 3D avatar control while interacting in real time with computer-generated characters and objects. The system repeatedly and reliably tracks full-body movement and subtle gestures in complete 3D space. Resistant to distractions like background movement or variable lighting, the system locks onto the user and translates their unique movements into specific computer commands and events.

A Flexible Gesture Interface for Any Platform or Device

GestureTek leads the way to a fully gestural touch-free user interface for any platform or environment. We are able to adapt our software to be compatible with any device enabled with a depth sensing camera. For consumer electronics companies worldwide, GestureTek offers device control through hand poses and gestures such as hand waves, finger counting and pointing. Our robust library of video gesture control patents and video capture, analysis and control commands are available for license. API's include full body analysis and motion tracking, along with feature-specific tracking such as face, hand, color, motion and object tracking. GestureTek continues to work for leading manufactures to deliver 3D gesture control to their devices; for Display and Projector Manufacturers, Televisions, Media Centers, Home Automation, Set-Top Boxes, PC and Console manufactures, In-Car, Mobile devices, etc.

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GestTrack3D Controls PowerPoint in TedX Talk See GestTrack3D Being Used to Control PowerPoint in Complete TedX Talk

Read about the B.C. Explorer Immersive Display, GestureTek's first commercial application of our 3D depth sensing technology.
3D Hand Tracker for 360° Navigation Control 3D Camera Technology See case study.
3D Camera Technology See news release.
BC Explorer article in Attractions Management Magazine.

B.C. Explorer installation video. The 3D control video. The living room demo.
The hand tracking demo. The 3D desktop demo. Rock'em Sock'em Robots video.
The demo video. 3D Depth Sensing Brochure Sprint installation video. Today Show Gesture Control TV video.
Hitachi CEATEC The Hitachi CEATEC video. Genki Mobile Motion Detecting Game for Mobile Game Devices Genki Mobile Motion Detecting Game



Unlimited Practical Applications in Countless Sectors

Our proven success with avatars, interactive games and specific hand tracking interfaces is just the beginning. Along with factory automation, industrial design and military applications, here are a few other exciting applications of our 3D tracking technology:

  1. 3D avatar representation, where onscreen avatars respond directly to a user's movements as they provide instructions or deliver information.
  2. Interactive advertising, where users can transport their 3D image right into the heart of an interactive digital sign or advertisement.
  3. Virtual rehabilitation, where patients can watch their 3D image and see progression in range of motion as they move through therapeutic exercises.
  4. Device control, where hand gestures are tracked and translated into common 'point and control' actions.
  5. Immersive social networking, whereby a user's real-time 3D video image or their 3D avatar representation, is transported into a 3D virtual environment. Users can watch themselves as they interact in 3D space with images of other users all over the world.
  6. Gestural platform interfaces, where computers can be controlled by using a combination of hand poses and gestures, including hand waves, finger counting and pointing.

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GestureTek's award-winning, multi-patented video gesture control technology has been optimized and proven successful with customers over a solid 20 year history. Our vast and robust library of patents and technologies are available for license to developers and manufacturers of PCs, consoles and other electronics hardware, applications, appliances and peripherals. We also develop custom 3D depth sensing solutions to meet any client requirement.

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Multiple applications and full toolkits are available for over-the-air download. Our easy to use application programming interfaces include full-body analysis and motion tracking, as well as feature-specific tracking such as face, hand, colour, motion and object tracking.
GestureTek offers practical turnkey 3D video gesture control applications for original equipment manufacturers that can be easily added to any new or existing product. A small memory and processor footprint makes our 3D gesture recognition software easy and cost effective to add at any stage in the product development process. We also provide custom software development services to help you get the most out of 3D depth sensing technology.
GestureTek can help to create vision-equipped devices, displays and other products, from prototype right through to final design. Our team of developers, programmers, animators and design specialists will help you create your next generation product equipped with 3D depth sensing technology, for the most advanced gesture-driven user interaction possible.
GestureTek technologies have international patent protection. U.S patents include 5,534,917 (Video image based control system), 7,058,204 (Multiple camera control system), 7,227,526 (3D-vision image control system), 7,379,563 (Bi-manual movement tracker) and 7,379,566 (Optical flow-based tilt sensor). Ask about licensing our patents and technologies.



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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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