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Software tracks fingertips using a standard camera

13 Feb 2013  | Julien Happich

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EyeSight camera-based gesture-controller

Gesture control software that allows users to use their fingertips to control digital devices has been introduced by EyeSight Technologies.

With EyeSight's camera-based 'fingertip tracking' users can, for the first time, move a cursor simply by pointing their finger directly at the screen, for the ultimate intuitive user experience. The software could be used with an almost limitless range of devices, including televisions to browse complex menus, personal computers to control films, music and even games.

The fingertip tracking makes gesture feel so intuitive that eventually people will use it without even thinking about it, claims EyeSight Technologies. The fingertip tracking capability of the software ranges from 70cm to 5m. The system is designed to be easy to integrate into almost any digital device with a camera, (such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, televisions, digital signs, etc.). It works with standard cameras, and can recognise which individuals in a crowded room to 'track'.

Visit eyeSight at www.eyesight-tech.com.



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