Gesture control coming to the PC.
BRUSSELS - January 4, 2011
Softkinetic, the leading 3D gesture recognition software and solution provider, today announced it will reveal a complete new interactive consumer experience utilizing the Intel® Atom™ Processor CE4100 during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Softkinetic has adapted its iisu™ (“The Interface Is You”) middleware to the Intel® Atom™ Processor CE4100 to enable a natural gesture experience for a wide variety of consumer applications, including interactive television and movie channel navigation, web browsing, video conferencing and gesture-based video games.
“Our strategy is to deliver the best possible natural gesture interaction experience for consumers. We’re very proud to be working with the Intel Digital Home Group to offer personalized, interactive consumer electronics devices based on the Intel processor,” said Michel Tombroff, CEO, Softkinetic. “The CE4100 delivers the necessary extra performance to enable stunning interaction. Gesture recognition offers a highly compelling, intuitive and engaging experience for interactive television entertainment and beyond.”
iisu™ is the de facto standard in gesture recognition middleware with over seven years of research and development behind its creation, and is open and compatible with all depth-sensing technologies available on the market. The fully integrated TV experience presented at CES is a framework built with consumers in mind: users will be able to interact with their television through natural and simple hand gestures—without the need of a remote control—to navigate TV channels, watch movies, browse the Internet, play games, make video conferences and access their social networks.
“Gesture-based interaction is a very compelling answer to organizing and delivering so much content on the connected TVs in an intuitive way,” said Mike Tyson, marketing manager at Intel. “As a pioneer and leader in the field of 3D gesture recognition, Softkinetic has reached a major milestone to help make truly interactive TV a reality using the power of Intel CE processors.”
This brand new gesture based TV experience will be powered by the recently announced world's first time-of-flight consumer 3D/RGB/Audio camera from Optrima, strategic partner to Softkinetic.
Softkinetic and Optrima-Namuga will be demonstrating their latest technological advances in private meeting rooms at the 2011 CES, January 6-9, 2011. For business appointments, please contact Virgile Delporte at Softkinetic, firstname.lastname@example.org. For press appointments, please contact Wendy Beasley at TriplePoint, email@example.com.
Softkinetic is the leading provider of natural interfaces that transform the way people interact with the digital world. Softkinetic enables a fully immersive, transparent and intuitive user experience by providing a 3D real-time gesture recognition middleware to interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and serious games companies. Softkinetic, iisu, and Interface Is You are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softkinetic S.A. For more information on Softkinetic please visit www.softkinetic.net.
Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Wendy Beasley, TriplePoint for Softkinetic