Touch-free gesture control for Windows 8
30 July 2012
EyeSight has announced the availability of an advanced gesture control solution for Windows 8.
eyeSight’s eyeCan allows users to control windows, applications, media, the Metro UI, etc. with a flick of the wrist, and to use a virtual mouse/pointer from across the room, (eyePoint). With eyeSight’s technology, OEMs can quickly and easily offer a level of convenience, fun and usability in their customers’ Windows 8 experience.
eyeSight’s software-only technology has been designed to be incredibly quick and simple to integrate, over-and-above anything else in the market: In fact, eyeSight offers a solution whereby OEMs have no need to interact with the Windows 8 code at all.
eyeSight’s eyeKeys application allows gestures to be mapped to existing keyboard shortcuts, virtual keypress events, touch events, etc. Applications such as Powerpoint, Media, Photo gallery, web browsing, reader applications, the music player and various Metro UI applications can almost instantly be gesture enabled by simply mapping a gesture to a specific keyboard shortcut, mouse event, etc. eyeSight also offers OEMs an easy-to-use SDK, allowing OEMs to quickly integrate gesture control function into the features and applications at a code level.
eyeSight’s technology is designed to work even with cameras of low or varying quality. eyeSight therefore presents the best ‘real world’ solution for companies looking for easy-to-integrate, cost-effective, high-performance gesture control.
“The Windows 8 user-interface has been designed beautifully for touch,” commented Gideon Shmuel, CEO, eyeSight Mobile Technologies. “OEMs are now hungry for a simple-to-integrate, mass market answer to touch-free control. And as hardware-based solutions incur significant costs, time and real-estate issues, software is clearly the best way to achieve this.”
“Other solutions require that users adapt to perform slightly stiff or fixed movements to recognise gestures. eyeSight’s software, on the other hand, is designed to recognise various natural ways in which users perform gestures. Customers will flock to the devices that provide the most comfortable and natural user-experience, and so we have put this requirement front-and-centre.”
At Computex, Taiwan, eyesight recently demonstrated its technology running in a range of devices; everything from mobile phones to portable computers, tablets to TVs, all using a standard 2D camera either integrated or connected to the device.
eyeSight’s technology is compatible with all major operating systems; Apple’s iOS, Android and Linux as well as previous Windows versions. eyeSight’s technology can also be developed to work on more bespoke platforms, such as automotive infotainment or navigation systems.
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