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Pointgrab and Eyesight: The two Big Names in Gesture Recognition
The major players involved in the Gesture Recognition Market include companies ranging from Chip Manufacturers like Qualcomm, nVIDIA, Texas Instruments to OEM’s such as Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony with key technology providers like PrimeSense (Israel) & SoftKinetic (Belgium). Currently, two companies dominate the 2D Gesture Recognition Software Market: PointGrab (Israel) &EyeSight (Israel) having most of the market share.
PointGrab, the leader in hand gesture recognition solutions, offers a natural and intuitive way of interaction with consumer devices like PC, Tablet, Cell Phones and Television. PointGrab’s proprietary Hybrid Action Recognition Technology enables devices to anticipate, understand and analyze user’s body language. The advanced software offered by PointGrab can be integrated as an end to end solution or SDK, & is available on all leading PC and Mobile operating systems like Linux, Android, Windows, iOS and OS X platforms. The biggest advantage for PointGrab is that its solutions are integrated in many consumer devices offered by top OEMs like Apple, Samsung, Sony and others.
The most recent strategic development by PointGrab was its partnership with Sun Innovation Technology to bring Gesture Control to home appliances market, which is displayed in CES 2014. The system displayed PointGrab’s gesture based software ability to work with 2D cameras, allowing a user to do operations like Play or Pause music & mute the system just by placing finger on their lips, thus creating a new market segment for themselves.
Another prominent Israel based Software Company is,EyeSight Tech, which is focused on providing solutions to enable gesture recognition on consumer electronic devices. The company offers two major products; namely “EyeCan” & “EyePlay”. EyeCan software offers gesture recognition on mobile and portable devices such as laptops, cellphones, tablets & others, whereas EyePlay deals with playing games on mobile phones & gaming consoles using gestures.
The USP of EyeSight touch free technology is that it is completely software based &independent of underlying processor and camera hardware. The technology can also be easily integrated with various levels of digital device: on chipset level, OS, part of camera module or simply at the application level. Integration involves low cost & minimum resource deployment thus enabling OEMs to have competitive edge at low cost.
The latest strategic development for EyeSight was its partnership with ARM so as to offer gesture control on ARM® Mali™ GPUs thus optimizing gesture control for chips using Mali T-600 graphics. With the help of ARM GPU’s EyeSight’s software can now track 3D movement, facial expressions and finger gestures, which will eventually lead to Kinect-like control of phones & smart TV’s using relatively ordinary silicon.
Gesture Recognition & Touch-Less Sensing Market by Technology (2D, 3D, Ultrasonic, IR, Capacitive), Product (Biometric, Sanitary Equipment), Application (Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Automotive), Geography (Americas, EMEA & APAC) - Global Forecasts and Analysis to 2013 – 2020
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