Lenovo taps eyeSight for gesture recognition and control

January 4, 2013 - 

Eyesight Mobile Technologies has announced that the company’s intuitive and natural gesture-control capabilities have been included in Lenovo’s new range of Ideapad Ultrabooks.

The first device to incorporate this technology is the IdeaPad Yoga. Eyesight’s gesture recognition technology can be used to interact with several of the Yoga’s core functions, including its media player, photo gallery, Powerpoint and PDF reader using simple hand movements. According to the company, this system is effective from a distance of up to 70 cm.

“We anticipate a future where users will expect to be able to interact with their computer simply using whatever input method is most convenient for them. The Yoga is a bold step towards this future,” Gideon Shmuel, CEO of eyeSight said. “[…] our technology brings an extram dimension of control, letting you browse through notes, movies or pictures without even touching the screen. This is the kind of versatility people want.”

eyeSight’s gesture recognition technology works in low lighting conditions as well in areas with busy or moving backgrounds, using highly-accurate fingertip tracking. The company’s wider technology portfolio offers facial recognition among other biometric recognition and gesture-based systems.

As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, eyesight recently worked with CEVA to develop a platform for gesture recognition and control, called the CEVA-MM3101.

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