Published on July 4th, 2012 00:23
eyeCan product lets users control windows, apps, media, the Metro UI any more by passing the hand over the screen.
Israeli firm eyeSight already offers its hand-waving tech to app developers on Android, iOS, previous Windows versions and even TV makers.
Now it's prepping the tech for Microsoft's radically re-imagined new Windows OS.
Its software-only technology has been designed to be simple to integrate. It offers OEMs an SDK to quickly gesture control into the features and applications at a code level. But there's also a solution for Windows 8 that requires no code at all.
“The Windows 8 user-interface has been designed beautifully for touch,” said Gideon Shmuel, CEO, eyeSight Mobile Technologies, “and OEMs are now hungry for a simple-to-integrate, mass market answer to touch-free control. And as hardware-based solutions incur significant costs, time and real-estate issues, software is clearly the best way to achieve this.”