Las Vegas, United States:
PointGrab Ltd., a pioneer in hand gesture control solutions, today
announced a new and advanced version of the hand gesture recognition
software that will be available on Samsung’s latest premium Smart TV
models worldwide. PointGrab’s gesture control solutions have been
available on selected Samsung Smart TV models since early 2012.
PointGrab’s patented hand gesture recognition solution empowers
consumers to completely immerse themselves and experience true Natural
User Interface (NUI) capabilities. PointGrab’s sophisticated and
customizable hand tracking software enables a level of human-machine
interaction far beyond simple motion detection. Leveraging existing 2D
cameras, with minimal impact on processing resources and power
consumption, the technology can accurately and reliably track human
hands individually and together, detecting both hands separately within
the same frame. PointGrab leads the natural gesture-based experience,
with mature technology already integrated in over five million consumer
devices worldwide, and with a 90% market share.
In addition to hand gestures that are mainly used for controlling the TV
interface, such as “flipping,” “pointing,” and “grab,” PointGrab’s new
version also includes new and advanced gestures. These unique gestures
provide a richer user experience such as emulating touch experience from
across the room by using two hands to zoom and rotate, “thumbs up” to
instantly apply the “like” action on Facebook and much more.
Impressively, the gesture control functions work up to seventeen feet in
sunny or low light conditions.
“We are proud to partner with a world leader in implementing and
offering new ways of interaction between TVs and consumers,” said Haim
Perski, PointGrab CEO. “PointGrab will continue to strive to offer the
best technology to support Samsung in this mission. We believe hand
gesture control brings value to consumers when interacting with their
TV, enabling them to control and interact in an intuitive and direct
human way making man machine interaction as simple as an interaction
between two people.”
PointGrab is a leading provider of advanced hand gesture recognition
software. PointGrab’s solutions include next generation technology for
hand gesture recognition; enabling TVs, PCs, Tablets, Smartphones, and
more to be operated by a natural user interface using hand movements.
Utilizing a standard 2D camera, PointGrab’s software can accurately
track hands individually or together, detecting both hands separately
within the same frame. PointGrab’s flexible technology is designed for
rapid integration into existing products as a software-only solution.
PointGrab’s market-leading solutions are available since 2010 and are in
use with the world’s top OEMs, brands and developers, such as Acer,
Fujitsu, Intel and others. PointGrab is responsible for bringing hand
gestures to millions of devices around the world, a market share of over
Founded in 2008, PointGrab is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with
representatives across the globe. For more information: www.pointgrab.com.
Avital Rabani, +972-9-7887600
Annie Pham, +1-310-481-1431 x17