Hardware/software for gesture control in TVs and PCs

January 04, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Texas Instruments announced its collaboration with SoftKinetic, a provider of end-to-end 3D sensor and gesture recognition middleware solutions, to grow adoption of gesture control in televisions, PCs and a wide variety of other consumer and industrial devices.

TI plans to demonstrate its new 3D time-of-flight (ToF) image sensor chipset which integrates SoftKinetic's DepthSense pixel technology and runs SoftKinetic’s iisu middleware for finger, hand and full-body tracking. The TI chipset is inside 3D cameras that control a laptop and a smart TV to access and navigate movies, games and other content with the wave of a hand. The TV demonstration also features TI’s OMAP 5 processor, which powers an impressive natural user interface with robust gesture recognition and full-HD graphics.

TI’s ToF chipset, featuring a 3D sensor employing SoftKinetic’s DepthSense pixel technology, delivers high sensitivity and the real-time motion tracking responsiveness consumers expect.

Visit Texas Instruments at www.ti.com/3dtof-pr