Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

PointGrab Powers Gesture Control for Lenovo PCs

PointGrab Ltd. today announced that Lenovo, the largest PC maker worldwide, has selected its industry-leading and award winning gesture recognition solution to power the Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 (LMC 2.0) in select new Lenovo PCs including the recently announced Yoga 2 Pro multimode convertible laptop. By using PointGrab's proprietary Hybrid Action Recognitiontechnology, the new and advanced version of Lenovo Motion Control provides a richer and more reliable user experience and support additional gesture functions for more applications. Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 will be included in a number of Lenovo's premium consumer devices, including Yoga 2 Pro starting in October 2013.

"Being selected by the largest PC maker worldwide to power its new motion control features further validates our technology as the leading gesture solutions in the space," said Raphael Sankar, EVP Sales and Business Development at PointGrab. "This agreement is significant as it empowers our vision of making gesture a natural and intuitive experience for mass consumer adoption, especially now that our technology is available to Lenovo customers."

PointGrab's Hybrid Action Recognition technology enables a reliable experience for consumers to use natural gestures to interact with their Personal Computers. Based on a new algorithm, the technology provides a unique and smart combination of shape recognition and motion tracking using several processes that enables the machine to better understand what a user is actually trying to do. Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 supports native Windows applications as well as proprietary Lenovo applications and includes a new in-app guide to introduce and demonstrate the gesture experience for first time users. Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 provides a richer gesture experience including features like muting the device with a "shh" gesture, controlling the volume using a fist and slide gesture, zooming in and out using a single hand, rotating an image using two hands and more.
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