Most developers have heard of Microsoft’s Kinect device that promises to allow people to control their PCs by moving their hands and bodies, but other companies are also investigating gesture-control technology. Here are four of the most promising:
- Omek Interactive Beckon – This system works with any off-the-shelf 3D camera and can automatically recognize a second person.
- Primesense Reach UX – This company was responsible for much of the technology in Kinect, and they’ve created their own gesture system for controlling entertainment content, like TV shows and movies.
- SoftKinetic – This technology allows developers to create their own gesture-based interfaces.
- Oblong Industries G-Speak – Considered the “industry standard,” this technology was the basis for the interfaces in the movie Minority Report.