Close Interaction Middleware Significantly Enhanced with New Features
BRUSSELS – Nov. 5, 2012 – SoftKinetic, the leading provider of end-to-end
gesture recognition solutions, has today released the free and commercial version of iisu® 3.5.1, the latest iteration of its award-winning 3D gesture recognition middleware. In addition to state-of-the-art full-body tracking, this new version of iisu includes several new features to enhance its close interaction capabilities, including robust hand and finger tracking, hand grabbers, hand gesture recognition (e.g. swiping) and hand poses.
iisu supports SoftKinetic’s DepthSense 325 (DS325), a pocket-sized camera that sees both in 3D (depth) and high-definition 2D (color), and can operate from as close as 15cm. The combination of iisu 3.5.1 and the DS325 provides high-accuracy finger and hand tracking for multiple applications such as augmented reality experiences, games, and user interface control.
“As a pioneer and leader in the field of 3D gesture recognition, SoftKinetic is excited to provide even more features to enable developers to create intuitive and engaging 3D experiences for the PC and laptop environments, in record time,” said Eric Krzeslo, Chief Innovation Officer and VP Business Development and Marketing at SoftKinetic. “Our solutions not only combine a highly optimized CPU footprint with incredible ease of use, but we now offer an even broader range of enhancements that developers have requested, in particular in the field of close interactions.”
SoftKinetic offers hardware, middleware, and applications that can be built once and deployed on most 3D cameras. SoftKinetic’s solutions are perfect for embedded platforms, as well as personal computers, consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. Combined with world-class support, SoftKinetic is the leader in
gesture recognition offerings.
iisu 3.5.1 Software Development Kit is available free for non-commercial use at www.softkinetic.com/en-us/solutions/iisusdk.aspx and the DS325 can be purchased online at www.softkinetic.com/en-us/store.aspx.
SoftKinetic’s vision is to give everyone the freedom to control, explore and enjoy the entire digital world through the most natural and intuitive user interfaces and machine interactions. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors and cameras (DepthSense™ family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family), multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools (iisu™ family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic Studios.
With over 8 years of R&D on both hardware and software, SoftKinetic solutions have already been successfully used in the field of interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and other professional markets (such as digital signage and medical systems). SoftKinetic, iisu, DepthSense and The Interface Is You are trade names or registered trademarks of SoftKinetic. For more information on SoftKinetic please visit www.softkinetic.com. For videos of SoftKinetic-related products visit SoftKinetic’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/SoftKinetic.
Andrew Karl, TriplePoint for SoftKinetic