EyeSight has been bringing its hand-waving UI to all sorts of mobile devices for some time now, and it's now expanded things yet again. Following up its launch on Android last summer, the company has announced that its gesture recognition software has now also been tailored specifically for Android tablets and other "computer-based" Android platforms, and it's announced that it's now available for Windows-based devices as well. As before, the software is able to work with just about any built-in camera, and the company says that it has been "highly optimized" for mobile platforms, with low CPU and memory requirements. It's not something available directly to users, though -- it's up to developers to license it and include the functionality in their applications. Head on past the break for an idea of how it works -- just try to ignore that conspicuously out of place iPad at the beginning of the video.
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eyeSight Introduces Gesture Recognition Technology for Android Tablets and Windows-based Portable Computers
eyeSight's software-based technology uses the device's standard built-in camera to track the user's hand gestures and convert them into commands, offering a touch free experience
HERZLIYA, Israel, Feb. 2, 2011– eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of Touch Free Interfaces for consumer electronics, launched a software- based gesture recognition technology for portable computer devices.
The technology allows users to control applications, programs and tools on devices such as Android tablets and Windows-based notebooks and netbooks by using simple hand gestures. Moreover, eyeSight's solution for Windows enables seamless integration to windows applications.
Last year, eyeSight introduced the Natural User Interface for Android mobile devices, and is now releasing its hand gesture interface solution for computer- based Android and Windows platforms.
eyeSight's Hand Gesture Recognition Technology utilizes the existing standard built in 2D camera, and does not require any hardware changes or an expensive 3D camera.
"Users can remotely control their music and video player, browse through eBooks, manage presentations, play games, control PC apps and carry out many other tasks without touching the keyboard or touch screen," said Gideon Shmuel, eyeSight's CEO. "It is ideal for functions that do not require hands-on management and offers a new and improved user experience."
The company's groundbreaking Touch Free user interface uses advanced real-time image processing and machine vision algorithms. By using eyeSight's user interface, manufacturers of portable devices with different types of operating systems (OS), such as Microsoft Windows 7 and Android, can offer their customers an entirely new user experience. Users can remotely control applications on a wide variety of devices, including tablets, notebooks, netbooks, all-in-one PCs, portable computers, mobile phones, and more.
The Touch Free technology is a pure software solution, highly optimized for mobile platforms, offering low CPU and memory requirements. It is independent of the underlying processor and camera hardware, and produces high quality gesture recognitions using standard VGA cameras which are built into the devices.
eyeSight Mobile Technologies is a leader in touch free Interfaces for consumer electronics. Its technology allows users to control mobile and portable devices with simple hand gestures by using the built-in camera, advanced real-time image processing and machine vision algorithms.