Touch-free gesture control for Windows 8 even works with low-end 2D cameras

July 03, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Touch-free interfaces provider eyeSight has launched an advanced gesture control solution for the Windows 8 user interface.

The company's eyeCan now allows users to control windows, applications, media, the Metro UI, etc. with a flick of the wrist, and to use a virtual mouse/pointer from across the room, (eyePoint). With eyeSight’s technology OEMs can quickly and easily offer a unique level of convenience, fun and usability in their customers’ Windows 8 experience.

eyeSight’s software-only technology has been designed to be incredibly quick and simple to integrate, over-and-above anything else in the market: In fact, eyeSight offers a solution whereby OEMs have no need to interact with the Windows 8 code at all.

eyeSight’s groundbreaking eyeKeys application allows gestures to be mapped to existing keyboard shortcuts, virtual keypress events, touch events, etc.

Applications such as; Powerpoint, Media, Photo gallery, web browsing, reader applications, the music player and various Metro UI applications can almost instantly be gesture enabled by simply mapping a gesture to a specific keyboard shortcut, mouse event. eyeSight also offers OEMs an easy-to-use SDK, allowing OEMs to quickly integrate gesture control function into the features and applications at a code level. The technology is designed to work even with cameras of low or varying quality.

eyeSight’s technology is compatible with all major operating systems; Apple’s iOS, Android and Linux as well as previous Windows versions. eyeSight’s technology can also be developed to work on more bespoke platforms, such as automotive infotainment or navigation systems.

Visit eyeSight at www.eyesight-tech.com