eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of Natural User Interface solutions for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices, has unveiled a new technology which enables Android (News - Alert) device manufacturers to offer their clients for the first time control over their handsets by using simple hand gestures.
eyeSight's software-based Touch Free Interface allows people to interact with mobile devices by simple hand gestures. The technology is said to employ advanced image processing and machine vision algorithms to track users' hand motions in front of the mobile phone's camera, and converts them into commands that are sent to phone's applications.
With this announcement, users of Android devices can now silence an incoming call, navigate between GPS menus, activate their MP3 player, play games and carry many other tasks by simply swiping their hand over the device.
'A good technology is an invisible one. eyeSight's (News - Alert) Touch Free Interface technology for Android-based devices introduces exactly that - a new level of interaction that is natural, intuitive and simple to use,' Itay Katz (News - Alert) founder and chief executive officer at eyesight said.
'Users are looking for ways to ease, improve and enjoy their day to day interaction with their mobile phone, ideally aiming to gain effortless control of the device's applications and functions, which is where eyeSight's solution comes to place,' Katz added.
Optimized for mobile platforms, eyeSight's solution is said to offer low CPU and memory requirements, which directly translate to low power consumption. The expected introduction of new Android devices with front-facing-camera by Motorola, HTC (News - Alert) and Google will enable to fully utilize the benefits offered by eyeSight technology. This software based solution allows users to control their phones and navigate in documents, web pages or maps by using gesture recognition technology.
The technology has been developed to work within many Android phones' apps and provides a new, fun, and exciting way for users to easily control their favorite activities.
eyeSight will be showcasing its NUI technology at CommunicAsia (News - Alert) 2010 event in Singapore to be held from June 15-18, 2010. CommunicAsia is an event that addresses the complete convergence of technology, discusses on the development needs and opportunities in this dynamic industry.