GestureTek Introduces Practical Motion-Sensing Mobile Applications, Offering iPhone-like Functionality With a Touch-Free Interface



    
    Company to demonstrate award-winning motion-sensing software for practical
    mobile applications such as web browsing, picture view, map navigation and
    rapid text entry at CTIA
    

    LAS VEGAS, March 31 /CNW/ -- GestureTek Mobile -- multiple award winner
and inventor of the world's first gesture-controlled mobile user interface and
gaming engine -- will showcase the versatility and multi- functionality of its
EyeMobile(R) Engine at the upcoming CTIA Show in Las Vegas, April 1st to 3rd
in Booth 4549.
    The patented EyeMobile Engine is a software-based natural user interface
that enhances the user experience for those who rely on cell phones or
personal digital assistants. With EyeMobile software, virtually anything that
can currently be done on a phone using conventional button presses can be done
simply by tilting, shaking, rocking or rolling the mobile device.  Unlike
handsets using an accelerometer, EyeMobile works with the existing hardware on
any camera-enabled handset.
    "With over 100 motion-sensing game titles available on the DoCoMo network
in Japan, and over 50 million BREW handsets enabled by the EyeMobile
extension, GestureTek leads the world in the deployment of gesture-based
mobile user interaction.  With the addition of applications such as Internet
browsers, picture viewers, map applications and rapid text entry applications,
GestureTek is leading the way to a fully gestural user interface for all
camera-enabled handsets, fully competitive with the higher-cost implementation
provided by the iPhone's touch system," said Francis MacDougall, GestureTek's
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer.
    
    GestureTek Mobile introduces gesture-enabled picture viewer
    
    GestureTek Mobile's new gesture-enabled Image Viewer can be installed on
any Windows Mobile device, becoming the default viewer when the user wants to
browse photos on their mobile device. The user selects an image from the
existing interface on their handset. Once a picture is selected, the user can
naturally and intuitively manipulate the photo, zooming in and out on the
image and panning around it merely by moving their wrist, with no clumsy
buttons to push.
    Gesture-enabled map navigation with GPS integration now available on
selected handsets
    GestureTek Mobile introduced the world's first application that allows
gesture-controlled navigation of maps with GPS integration.  This application
is currently available on selected handsets in Japan and has been made
available to several North American wireless providers.
    Web browsing functionality with full screen view, and gesture controlled
zoom and pan, in development
    GestureTek is working with multiple companies, including Torch Mobile
with its Iris Browser product, to create an enhanced web browsing application
that offers full screen view, and gesture controlled zoom and pan, for those
who utilize their mobile device to access the Internet.  Users can navigate
the World Wide Web and access their email application using tilt and zoom
functionalities.
    GestureTek working with TiltText on gesture control applications to speed
up text messaging
    GestureTek is working with Iota Wireless to integrate a proprietary
application called TiltText to speed up text messaging. GestureTek is
collaborating with TiltText, a gesture-control application allowing for
unambiguous rapid text entry that is twice as fast as the current MultiTap
application. Users are able to enter short phrases of text on their mobile
device, using tilt motions to reduce the number of button presses required for
text messaging. The system leverages the TiltText technique, GestureTek's
patented motion sensing software and the existing camera built into a mobile
handset.  TiltText can also be implemented into multiple languages. A visual
is available at http://www.iotawireless.com.
    GestureTek's EyeMobile Engine is currently available for Microsoft
Windows Mobile handsets from manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung.  It also
supports Qualcomm BREW handsets, available from carriers such as Verizon,
Alltel, Cellular South and KDDI.  In Japan, EyeMobile is embedded in NTT
DoCoMo handset series 904i, 905i and 705i.  Handsets from Nokia, Sony Ericsson
and Motorola, running Symbian S60 or UIQ, are also supported.
    "GestureTek Mobile's motion-controlled user interface and applications
are growing in popularity with mobile gaming and application developers,
mobile device manufacturers and carriers.  Similar solutions are moving to
laptops, consoles, PC's and set top boxes.  Without a doubt, we have reached a
turning point in the move to ubiquitous gesture-based user interfaces for
mobile devices," said William Leckonby, CEO of GestureTek Inc.
    GestureTek's EyeMobile technology is an extension of the company's core
patented Video Gesture Control platform, which has been licensed and employed
in applications ranging from retail displays and digital signage to the
Microsoft Xbox 360, the Sony PlayStation 2 EyeToy and downloadable mobile
games.
    
    About GestureTek Mobile
    
    GestureTek Mobile is a business unit of GestureTek Inc. and the inventor
of the EyeMobile Engine.  EyeMobile Engine is the world's first software-only
solution that provides cell phone users with the ability to interface with
their mobile device using shaking, rocking or rolling motions, in order to
play games, scroll menus, navigate maps, and browse photos and web pages.
GestureTek's video gesture control technology has been licensed by Microsoft,
Sony, Hasbro and many mobile game and application developers.  GestureTek was
named the Overall Winner of the 2008 Global Mobile Innovation Award, presented
at the GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  GestureTek also won a
NATPE++ Top 12 Award for the Hottest Mobile Application. Games powered by the
EyeMobile Engine have been recognized by pre-eminent awards programs,
including: BREW 2006 Game Developer Awards "Best Up and Coming Application";
2006 International Mobile Gaming Awards; IGN Editors Choice Award for Best
Mobile Game, Best Puzzle Game and Most Innovative Design.  GestureTek Mobile
developed the first gesture-recognition software to be embedded on DoCoMo,
Verizon and Windows Mobile 6 mobile devices, and is the first company to
deploy a market-ready gesture-controlled mapping application on a cell phone.
For more information visit http://www.gesturetekmobile.com and
http://www.gesturetek.com.




For further information:

For further information: Patti Jordan, Director Marketing &
Communications  of GestureTek Inc., +1-416-340-9290, ext. 274,
patti.jordan@gesturetek.com Web Site: http://www.gesturetekmobile.com        
         http://www.gesturetek.com

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