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Face & Hand Tracking for Android® & Symbian® at Mobile World Congress

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GestureTek�s technology is used in interactive storefront window advertising.

theLIFT used GestureTek�s technology in an SMS-enabled interactive window for EVO condo sales.

GestureTek Launches Interactive Projection System, Multi-Touch Table and 3D Tracker at IAAPA

PC World showcases GestureTek's Minority Report style gesture-based interfaces.

GestureTek launches 3D depth sensor solutions for lifelike virtual reality experiences.

GestureTek's 3D depth sensor powers interactive flight simulator at Beijing Olympics.

GestureTek Launches Enhanced GestureFX Display System for Interactive Surfaces

GestureFX used in real estate presentation center

GestureTek announces multi-touch enhancements at InfoComm

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Launches Fan-friendly Interactive Floor At Air Canada Centre

Hudson Bay Company launches GestureTek�s interactive digital signage and advertising technology on outdoor store windows

Telus World Calgary creates world of interactive �edutainment� with GestureTek�s motion-controlled display systems

GestureTek Exhibits Interactive Entertainment and Display Systems for Nightclubs and Bars.

Intel�s interactive table game featuring GestureTek�s motion control technology gets crowd powered up

GestureTek�s gesture-recognition technology transforms a European mall�s digital signage screen into unique interactive entertainment

WallFX Interactive Video Wall Offers Energy Info at the Epcot Center

InTouch Media Group to deliver GestureTek solution to malls and sports arenas

Monster Media licenses GestureTek technology for its media network

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NASA Space Exploration Experience

The NASA Space Exploration Experience concept was to design an environment which would immerse the participants in a simulated galactic world. By means of GestureTek’s GestTrack technology users have the ability to manipulate video footage throughout the exhibit by pointing at the screen from a distance, replacing the mouse cursor.  In a separate room, the combination of nine projectors and the five surrounding projection screens enabled NASA to achieve their desired effect, a simulated exploratory space journey with the unique feature of an interactive floor made possible through the GroundFX system.      

The entire Virtual Space Experience project is installed inside a truck, which acts as a type of capsule to insulate the users inside the space environment. In the front of the vehicle, two HoloTrack Frame units are used to display clips of information to educate and inform users on the NASA program. The beauty of the technology of the HoloTrack Frame system is that it allows the users to manipulate and interact with the information projected on the display screens, from a distance in “Minority Report” style fashion, without the use of any external apparatus, such as keyboard, headgear or mouse.  

As the users move to the back of the exhibit, they are immersed into a virtual world with a 17’ x 17’
 in diameter hexagonal projection onto the floor surrounded by five projection screens.  (Figure A.)  On the floor, the content displayed is custom produced, completely three dimensional immersive footage which moves through different scenes to depict a journey in space. The content is displayed onto the surrounding projection screens mirroring the footage projected on the floor, enhancing the immersive properties of the virtual room.

The first scene puts the users in the cockpit to experience a rocket launch, which moves into the next scene
which takes the expeditioners through space where they get to observe the vastness of the universe while
seeing light emulsion (aura) streaming off their bodies. The third scene involves moonscapes and a moon landing where the travallers can interact with the moon’s surface and kick up moon dust and moon rocks. The craters actually move at the same gravitational speed, as they would out in space!  Finally, the space travellers return to earth and find themselves on the edge of a sandy pond, where they can interact with the fish-life in the pond with gestures over the water’s surface.

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The technology behind the projections on the floor is powered by GroundFX® , GestureTek’s interactive floor projection which allows users to gesture over content displayed on the floor or wall with their hands and feet to affect changes in the images being shown.

One of the challenges of installing this project was the low ceilings which made it difficult to project on to the floor without interference to the projection (such as shadows). The solution involved mounting all nine projectors on the low ceiling, with careful placement to allow overlapping of blended images on the floor and perfect horizontal alignment for the surrounding images. Four tracking cameras were also installed on the ceiling in order to give superior interaction tracking.

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This is yet another example of GestureTek’s technology being used in a Custom Installation which completely stretches the boundaries of the imagination combining the revolutionary  systems with custom content and design to enhance the way the participants receive information.

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GestureTek technologies have international patent protection. U.S. patents include: 5,534,917 (Video Gesture Control Motion Detection);
7,058,204 (Multiple Camera Control System, Point to Control Base Patent); 7,421,093 (Multiple Camera Tracking System for Interfacing With an Application);
7,227,526 (Stereo Camera Control, 3D-Vision Image Control System); 7,379,563 (Two Handed Movement Tracker Tracking Bi-Manual Movements);
7,379,566 (Optical Flow-Based Tilt Sensor For Phone Tilt Control); 7,389,591 (Phone Tilt for Typing & Menus/Orientation-Sensitive Signal Output);
7,430,312 (Five Camera 3D Face Capture).

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