Hisense Group and eyeSight Mobile Technologies are teaming up to bring gesture recognition TVs to the consumer market. The best part is that it will be Android integrated. Hisense Group is a leading Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, and eyeSight Mobile Technologies is a developer of touch free interfaces for digital devices. We told you about them back in June.
They have already released the Series XT710 in the Chinese market to mark the October 1st National Holidays. The gestures used to control the TV are seen with a 2D camera and reported as being very simple to operate. Can’t reach your remote? no problem wave your hand and the TV responds according to your gesture. They also report you’ll be able to play games on it using the gesture technology as well.
“The fact that an important global home appliance manufacturer such as Hisense chose to use our technology demonstrates eyeSight’s leading position in the field of gesture recognition technology,” said Gideon Shmuel, eyeSight’s CEO.
“The international market for connected TVs has immense potential. As has been forecasted that by 2015, almost half of all new flat panel TVs will have connected features, manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve user experience,” he added.
eyeSight is expected to show off their gesture recognition technology at the Inter-Bee exhibition in Japan, which will take place November 16–18, 2011, as well as the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Association (CES) show, which will take place in Las Vegas from January 10–13.
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