NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Installs GestureTek’s Multi-Touch Table
GestureTek Inc., the world leader and patent-holder in camera-enabled gesture-controlled user interfaces for interactive displays, today announced it will showcase its latest innovations in touch-free ‘edutainment’ for Science Centers on October 18/19th, Booth 254 at the ASTC Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Among the featured interactive display products is GestureTek’s award-winning Illuminate Multi-Touch surface computing table, recently installed for NASA’s Marshall Space Center.
Multi-touch table draws crowds for NASA
For the NASA (gesturetek.com/illuminate/businesscases/nasa.php)traveling exhibit, GestureTek and Los Angeles-based interactive agency Inhance Digital Corporation provided a multi-user game that teaches players about one of the exciting Lunar Outpost projects being developed at NASA. The table has four starting points for multiple users. In each section, viewers have access to different parts of the Lunar Outpost, which they can rotate or zoom into to get more information. Each user can drag and drop a piece of the station into the center of the table. Multiple users assemble their pieces to collaboratively build the Lunar Outpost. After the Outpost is built, a short informative video plays highlighting the work being done at NASA.
"By integrating GestureTek’s multi-touch technology into NASA’s mobile experience, we’ve opened up a world of possibilities for innovative and highly engaging multi-player, multi-user and collaborative interactive experiences. The sky is the limit, " said Maziar Farzam, President, Inhance Digital Corporation.
GestureTek’s popular multi-touch technology has been deployed on various interactive surfaces in the past three years, including interactive tables, windows, screens, digital signs and countertops for tourist attractions, museums, science centers and other organizations committed to technology innovation.
"GestureTek is unmatched in the flexibility, robustness and reliability of its multi-touch platform, " said Vincent John Vincent, President and Co-Founder of GestureTek.
For example, with GestureTek’s multi-touch displays, users can either touch the screen or point their fingers immediately above the surface to initiate commands. By making simple rotating and dragging gestures, users can control multi-media content, access product information, play games, create special effects, manipulate images or view advertising. GestureTek’s library of over 70 eye-catching special effects can be made available as part of the multi-touch solution. GestureTek’s multi-touch solutions can be enhanced with object recognition, blue tooth or other additional interfaces, where appropriate.
More successful GestureTek displays for Science Centers:
Science North Interactive Quiz Game
Telus World of Science Gesture Control Display
Technology Museum Digital Wall Display
GestureTek is the pioneer, patent-holder and world leader in gesture-recognition technologies and computer vision for information, presentation and entertainment systems. The company’s revolutionary video gesture control software lets users control interactive content, access information, manipulate special effects or immerse themselves in an interactive 3D virtual world — simply by moving their hands or body. In the past 20 years, GestureTek has delivered approximately 4, 000 interactive displays, kiosks, exhibits, games and other interactive solutions for museums, science centers, location-based entertainment facilities, retail stores, tourism and hospitality venues, real estate presentation centers, corporate boardrooms and showrooms, television networks and game developers. GestureTek’s clients include leading organizations such as CNN, BMW, Ford, Oracle, Intel, IBM, Federal Express, Autodesk and Panasonic. Software and patent licensees include Microsoft, Sony, Hasbro and NTT DoCoMo. GestureTek is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Asia. Learn more at gesturetek.com or call (800) 315-1189.
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