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The Gesture-Augmented Cellphone: Pantech Gives EyeSight's Technology An Implementation Home

When it rains, it pours. That's the thought I keep having of late, as announcement after announcement validates the burgeoning trend of using cameraphones' image sensors for gesture interface purposes. One week ago, for example, I mentioned the Windows Phone-based version of Kinectimals. Later that same day, I pointed out some patents (both applied for and granted) that suggested Apple was headed in the same implementation direction. And now comes South Korean handset supplier Pantech, which has partnered with Israeli technology developer eyeSight Mobile Technologies to add gesture interface support to the Vega LTE phone series due to begin shipping later this month. Take a look at this promotional video for a glimpse into Pantech's gesture motivations:

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