Carlos Ruano, IMM 2007-2008, Sheridan
High Technology begins with simple ideas. GestureTek(1) develops applications and tools which create an interactive environment and facilitate the interaction between users and computer programs.
GestureTek’s (GT) first prototype was launched in 1986. Since that moment, Vincent John Vincent and his crew have been constructing several interfaces that are being used by different companies (Gaming, Education, Sports, Entertainment, Rehabilitation Processes, Museums, Science Centers, Weather TV Stations and Merchandising) to produce high-end interactive applications.
GT has created human-computer interaction by developing tools in the fields of body tracking, immersion and hand tracking, as replacements for traditional human-computer interaction (for example keyboard and mouse).
In my opinion, the use of new inputs is making the difference in the computational and gaming environment through the conception of replacing the regular ways to interact with computers. The more people feel involved in the application the more they enjoy their use of the programs.
The new waves of interaction are a field where hard working programmers and developers like Vincent John Vincent and his team find an ideal place to innovate. The way they build simple, safe and reachable interfaces for users is an extremely powerful tool that different companies handle to advertise, share and introduce their products to different audiences.
By targeting their newest research to mobile technology, GT’s source of new inventions rely on a mixture of creativity and simplicity rather than considerable financial investment.
(1).-“GestureTek Inc™, (originally called JesterTek) is the inventor of, and has been the world leader since 1986 in camera-enabled computer control pioneering “applied computer vision” to computer human interaction. Our multi-patented VGC (Video Gesture Control Technology) has enabled them to create a variety of products that allows the user to interact with on-screen computer content from a distance using gestures, without having to wear, hold or touch anything”. Gesture-Tek Corporation.
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