GestureTek Unveils Optical Tracker Successes at 2009 Mobile World Congress



    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 9 /CNW/ -- GestureTek Mobile, world leader in
gesture control interfaces for mobile devices, will 'wow' visitors with new
gesture control games in Booth 2.1C158 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,
Spain from February 16th to 19th. In addition, they will share technology
innovations and progress made since winning the 2008 GSMA Mobile Innovation
Global Award.
    
    Announcements include:
    
    -- The availability of GestureTek's EyeMobile(R) optical tracking
software on Sony Ericsson's F305 motion-sensing mobile phone, letting users
play motion control games with advanced gesture recognition technology. Gamers
tilt, shake, rock or roll their phone, rather than pressing buttons.
    -- Software upgrade to a java-based mobile sensor API, enabling
developers to create motion control games for handsets with or without a
built-in accelerometer.
    -- Enhanced availability of gesture control games with EyeMobile
software, including four for Windows Mobile by TiltnTwist and two for Sony
Ericsson F305 by Digital Chocolate.
    GestureTek Mobile's EyeMobile engine uses a mobile device's existing
camera to measure movement of the phone or user. This allows for 'joystick',
'force of motion', 'menu selection' or 'point to control' interaction, and
lets users control all functions and applications of their mobile device
without touching buttons or the screen, including menu selection, zooming,
shuffling mp3 playlists, web browsing, map navigation, text messaging and
more.
    "EyeMobile is software-based, and can be easily integrated into any
existing camera-enabled handset and its applications," says Francis
MacDougall, GestureTek's Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. "EyeMobile
requires a small memory and processor footprint, can be delivered over the air
and is extremely cost-competitive compared to touchscreen systems. It is
compatible with the majority of the world's mobile phones: those without
built-in accelerometers, and easily integrated into hardware-based touchscreen
systems, like the iPhone."
    Handsets embedded with EyeMobile optical tracking include the DoCoMo
904i, 905i, 906i and 706i series, with models from Sharp, NEC, Fujitsu,
Panasonic and Sony Ericsson. Post-2006 camera phones supporting the Brew,
Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms are also included.
    
    About GestureTek
    
    GestureTek is the pioneer, patent-holder and world leader in gesture-
recognition for information, presentation and entertainment systems.  Software
and patent licensees include Microsoft, Sony, Hasbro and NTT DoCoMo.  Clients
include Samsung, CNN, Oracle, Intel, IBM and Panasonic.  GestureTek
headquarters: Silicon Valley. Offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Asia.
http://www.gesturetek.com. (800) 315-1189.




For further information:

For further information: Patti Jordan of GestureTek, +1-416-340-9290,
ext. 274, patti.jordan@gesturetek.com; or Jo Marini of SSPR, +1-719-578-9044,
jmarini@sspr.com, for GestureTek Mobile Web Site: http://www.gesturetek.com

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