CES 2013: Gesture Recognition Takes Center Stage

We are just getting settled back after a hectic week at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. It was an excellent (yet very busy!) trip filled with back-to-back meetings and long days. The most exciting part of the conference was how much attention gesture recognition and motion tracking technologies received at the conference!

The applicability of gesture technology is wide-reaching and our meetings included representatives from a diverse set of industries, many of which also showcased gesture-based applications on the show floor:

  • Personal Computing Devices such as All-In-One computers and laptops are having gesture added to create more intuitive and hands-free interaction with our devices, and an optimal Windows 8 experience

  • Automotive companies are already showing prototypes of vehicles with gesture-based systems incorporated into the dashboard and beyond.
    • Read about what the car of the future will look like according to the Sunday Times Driving, with a shout-out to Omek
  • Smart Televisions with gesture built right in for the next generation of control
  • Casinos and Gaming companies seek ways to excite and delight their customers and are finding gesture as a great way to engage players

We didn’t have a booth this year so in order to get a peek at our latest demos folks had to have scheduled a meeting with us beforehand. But what surprised us the most during our days at CES was the number of walk-ins we had! Luckily our suite included an extra room so we were able to accommodate just about everyone who came by, but it made for some interesting juggling.

This year we saw a number of 3D hardware options featured at CES, including the pmd CamBoard Nano, the PrimeSense Capri, the Leap Motion and the SoftKinetic-Creative camera. Our team in Israel is diligently working on developing our Grasp close-range software to support the various sensors that will become available in the coming months.

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“Omek’s gesture control demo was easily the most impressive at the show”

We received great feedback on our demos and are working away on creating additional videos so those who didn’t make it to CES can check out what we’re working on. In the meantime, you can check out a couple of teaser trailers below showcasing how we believe gesture and motion tracking can transform the user experience to one that is more natural, engaging and fluid.


We would like to extend a big thank you to all of the people who visited us and to the journalists who featured us! We continue to be energized and excited about the opportunities that lay ahead.

You can check out a few of the nice words written about us in various publications on our News page. HZG9WZN9KCGZ



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