One of the hottest developments in computer-human interaction is the emergence of touch-free, gesture-control technology – an area where Israel is a world leader. And it’s not only about iPhones and iPads. Herzliya-based eyeSight Technology is developing ways for users to control all manner of devices without pressing buttons or touching screens.
“The leading edge of technology today is gesture control, which allows users to control remote-control devices, cell phones, computers, car entertainment systems, TVs and all sorts of other devices and appliances by just moving their hands about,” eyeSight CEO Gideon Shmuel tells ISRAEL21c.
To that end, eyeSight has developed a platform for hands-free gesture control for home, gaming and industrial use. The platform, cleverly called eyeCan, lets users flick their fingers to interact with devices as diverse as in-car infotainment and navigation systems to cooking websites. No more taking your eyes off the road to change stations, or getting grease on your keyboard while creating in the kitchen.
The system also holds great potential for healthcare settings, where doctors and nurses can interact with medical devices and displays without touching them, thereby reducing the risk of spreading infection.