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PointGrab Joins The Embedded Vision Alliance: Gesture Interfaces Further Gain In Relevance

The Embedded Vision Alliance is on a membership roll; over the past four months, its numbers have notably grown thanks to four new members. The latest addition is PointGrab, a leading developer of hand gesture recognition software for use with standard 2D cameras.

PointGrab bolsters the Alliance's software ranks, joining fellow gesture interface advocates eyeSight Mobile Technologies and Omek Interactive. According to Assaf Gad, VP of Marketing "PointGrab‘s market-leading solutions are currently in use with many of the world’s top OEMs, brands and developers, and the company is responsible for bringing hand gestures to millions of devices around the world with a market share of over 90%."

Here’s additional information from PointGrab’s web site:

PointGrab is a leading provider of advanced Hand Gesture Recognition Software using a standard 2D camera, PointGrab’s user-friendly solutions include next generation technology for hand gesture recognition; enabling TVs, PCs, Smartphones, Tablets, All-in-One devices and more to be operated by a Natural User Interface (NUI) using hand gestures only.  PointGrab’s solutions are compatible with the following popular platforms: Android, Linux, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Its distinct technology runs on a variety of processors, including the X86 and ARM-based families.

Over the years PointGrab’s software drastically developed for consumer use, and became commercially available in 2010. During 2011, PointGrab added a number of significant OEMs to its list of clients who have preloaded this innovative software onto their devices, bringing hand gestures to millions of TVs and PCs with PointGrab’s software already sold. Established in 2008, PointGrab Ltd. is a privately owned company, based in Israel.

Welcome, PointGrab!