|[February 25, 2013]
PointGrab Brings Its Market Proven Hand Gesture Experience to the Mobile Space
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
Mobile World Congress - PointGrab Ltd., the leader in advanced
hand gesture recognition solutions currently deployed in Samsung (News - Alert), Acer
and Fujitsu consumer products, brings the gesture control experience to
mobile phones and tablets by releasing its Software Development Kit
(SDK) for iOS developers. The new gesture SDK enables app developers to
incorporate human interface input through the mobile camera and allows
interaction and device control from distance, without the physical
contact required with touch control. The application identifies and
responds to hand gestures and shapes including tracking, swipes, drag
and drop, zoom, thumbs up, and mute up to a 10 foot distance.
PointGrab's iOS SDK provides developers with an easy way to incorporate
the successful hand gesture algorithm including UI and control
capabilities into any mobile and gaming applications and is available
for developers starting today.
PointGrab's hand gesture solution enables users to control, interact and
play with mobile devices in a natural and universal language. This new
way of interaction can be applicable for core mobile functionalities
such as snoozing the alarm clock, muting the device, answering calls and
controlling media applications. In addition, hand gesture adds a totally
new dimension to mobile gaming by using the real 3D space and extending
the gaming experience beyond the actual screen, providing gaming
environments with new concepts and opportunities to use real space as an
extension of screen space.
"PointGrab is excited to introduce a new dimension to the consumer
mobile experience by adding hand gesture capabilities to tablets and
smartphones. We blieve gesture control can be implemented as core
functionality as well as in a large range of applications," said Haim
Perski, CEO of PointGrab. "We invite the developers' community to take
part in bringing this innovative way of interaction to consumers
worldwide by implementing great ideas for gesture based apps and games."
Two new mobile apps were developed using the PointGrab's gesture SDK and
will be available for consumers:
CamMe - a unique gesture-controlled camera app that enables users to
take pictures from distance, without the need to hold the device, use a
timer or have a person behind the lens. The user just has to raise a
hand to operate the camera and smile. CamMe does the rest. The CamMe app
can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store here.
PlungaShot - a gesture-based game that simulates bow and arrow actions
in a real 3D space created by using hand gestures. By incorporating
gesture control into games, PointGrab's technology enables movement
beyond the X and Y axes to include a real 3D experience along the Z
axis. The PlungaShot app is currently available only for demonstration.
Mobile developers can apply to join the developers program to receive
the new iOS gesture SDK by emailing PointGrab at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PointGrab will be at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Hall 2, Booth 2D50 in the
Israeli Mobile Association (IMA) Pavilion.
PointGrab is a pioneer in advanced hand gesture recognition solutions
offering a natural and intuitive way of interacting with consumer
devices. PointGrab's software solution enables TVs, PCs, tablets, and
smartphones to be operated by a natural user interface using hand shapes
PointGrab's sophisticated machine-learning algorithm for hand
recognition, tracking and motion is superior in its ability to work with
the widest range of gestures, accuracy, reliability, range and lighting
conditions. The maturity and flexibility of the solution enables
PointGrab customers to offer a unique customized gesture based
experience to end users, leveraging standard cameras with minimal impact
on processing resources and power consumption. PointGrab's advanced
software can be integrated as an end-to-end solution or as SDK, and is
available on Linux, Android (News - Alert), Windows, iOS, and OS X platforms.
PointGrab's market-leading solutions have been commercially available
since 2010 and are currently integrated into millions of consumer
devices through many of the world's top OEMs, brands and developers such
as Samsung, Acer (News - Alert), Fujitsu, Haier, Intel and others.
Founded in 2008, PointGrab is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with
representatives across the globe. For more information: www.pointgrab.com.
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