GestureTek CTO to Serve as Featured Presenter at Three SID Display Week Events

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Events Company Co-Founder Francis MacDougall to Highlight Gesture Control Technologies for Touch Screen TVs and Digital Signage

GestureTek, world leader in gesture control interfaces for interactive displays and devices, announced today that company CTO and co-founder Francis MacDougall will be a featured presenter at Display Week’s 2010, Market Focus Conference Series organized by the Society for Information Display (SID). MacDougall will highlight how gesture control technologies can revolutionize television and digital signage applications. Display Week 2010 runs from May 24-28 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

MacDougall’s appearances include:

  •     Touch Screens: a panel discussion, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2010 during the SID DisplaySearch Business Conference. Moderated by Jennifer Colegrove, director of display technologies for DisplaySearch, the session examines the future of the touch screen industry, the impact of in-cell touch capabilities and the potential for gesture-based technologies for TV and digital signage.
  •     Wireless Content Delivery and other Non-Display Advances: at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 during TV 3.0 - THE FUTURE OF TVS. This panel discussion examines non-display advances shaping the future of television, including the delivery of 3D content and the evolution of the remote control into more advanced gesture-based solutions to make TV viewing a more immersive and interactive experience.
  •     Non-touch Solutions for Interactivity: at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 27 during The Future of Touch & Interactivity. MacDougall will contribute to this session, which will showcase recent developments in technologies that enable users to control images in 3D space, highlighting key links between the human senses of touch, vision and sound that enhance the immersive experience of art and public display technologies.

“Gesture-based interface technologies have the potential to revolutionize how humans engage and interact with modern digital entertainment options,” says MacDougall. “Imagine the ability to control your television with hand movements or physically interact with billboards and advertisements along the street or in the subway. This technology exists today to help content providers and marketers create incredible new immersive experiences that integrate viewers and visitors into the entertainment or advertising medium itself.”

MacDougall co-founded GestureTek in 1986 and drives the technology strategy for the company, leading the R&D and production teams, as well as all patenting and licensing activities. He developed and patented the company’s core gesture control technologies and led the creation of the application development engine, tracking engines and numerous other capabilities that form the base of GestureTek’s product offerings. He is a specialist in real-time system design and has experience spanning low-level embedded architectures, as well as high-level implementations under consumer and commercial architectures. MacDougall is a creative force in technology and product development and excels at finding the rapid path to creating marketable solutions for next generation user requirements.

For more information about GestureTek’s innovative gesture-recognition control technologies, visit http://www.GestureTek.com.

About GestureTek Inc.

GestureTek®, founded in 1986, is the inventor and pioneer in computer vision control and gesture recognition systems for presentation, information and entertainment systems, dramatically improving the user experience with intelligent devices by revolutionizing the interface to information and interactive media. With patented single camera, multiple camera and 3D-vision solutions, GestureTek’s video gesture control technology lets people use hand and body motions to control dynamic computer content on any screen, interactive surface or camera-enabled device – with no need to wear, hold or touch anything special. GestureTek also offers immersive and multi-touch gesture-based products. In the past 20 years, GestureTek has delivered over 4,000 interactive solutions for location-based entertainment facilities, public spaces, corporate locations, retail stores, hospitality venues, device manufacturers and game developers. Selected customers and licensees include Panasonic, Microsoft, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Nokia, IBM and Intel. The company has offices in Sunnyvale, California; Toronto and Ottawa, Canada; and Asia. Learn more at http://www.gesturetek.com or call (800) 315-1189 or (416) 340-9290.

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