With the world going crazy about gesture controlled devices and with the increasing popularity of products like Google glass and Xbox Kinect, the touch-free device developer eyeSite has developed a gesture control software that only requires a standard camera for its gesture recognition. This Israeli company, which has global offices in the U.S, Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, chose to demonstrate their product using Google Earth recently. The video that was released recently shows how the virtual streets are navigated exclusively through gesture recognition. The company has claimed that their product would be able to recognize the particular person controlling it even in a crowded room.
Gideon Shmuel, CEO of eyeSight said “The success of any gesture system will be dictated by how ‘natural’ it feels. Just as Apple made control via touchscreens feel completely natural a few years ago, we’re hoping to do the same thing with gesture: Our fingertip tracking makes gesture feel so intuitive that eventually people will use it without even thinking about it. Now we’re hoping to make this capability available in consumer devices produced by our customers.”
Crunchfish, a Swedish app development company has also claimed to have developed a purely software-based gesture recognition model for smartphones. This software recognizes hand movements with the help of the front camera and processes the smartphones accordingly. Yet another software developer Leap Motion has also developed gesture recognition software which when plugged into a Windows OS device will support full multi-touch gestures out of the box, allowing users to click, drag, scroll, swipe and rotate screens entirely with gestural input. It is not just these companies, but also the smartphone giant Samsung that has filed a patient for its newly developed gesture recognition software.
With a lot of companies developing their own software for gesture recognition, we would probably in a few years’ time be using devices that no longer require our touch, but would do our errands by simply recognizing our gestures. These software make the smartphones and PCs sync to the natural human rhythm rather than it being the other way round.