Gesture Recognition on Personal Computers

Gesture Recognition

Computers of the future can be controlled simply with our gestures. SoftKinetic, a Belgian company specialized in software and hardware dedicated to gesture recognition, and Intel have joined forces to offer consumers computers capable of assimilating, translating and processing our movements as an order or action without the need for the intervention of other external devices to regulate operation. Supposedly, this will be a reality on the horizon of 2013. But what is certain is that it opens the doors to a new way of understanding consumer technology.

Gesture Recognition

Focused on the development and production of cameras and gesture recognition programs, this coalition has pursued an amazing technology that has been installed among us for some time, much longer than we think a priori. Surely we can remember the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox, which allowed users to put aside the controls to use their own body in the interaction with the scene developed in the game. Each movement has an exact repetition interpreted by the computer, creating an effect of augmented or virtual reality before our eyes.

Working in this field, you can already taste great results. In this video simulation, it is visually explained how the transmission of body movement to various on-screen applications works.

The theory ends here. This technology is not limited to powerful business or corporate computers, but will also be available on personal computers. Through DepthSense, a camera built into the PC, all movements will be recorded and adapted to a computer-readable language. Finally, and after understanding the data, they will become commands that carry out specific actions.

The camera will be able to detect our body at a minimum distance of 15 centimetres, which guarantees us to live a totally different experience from the one we are used to. Will we see physical keyboards and mice disappear as we said these days?

The vision of gesture recognition is that of a digital world with natural and intuitive interfaces, which allow absolute control and freedom to explore and enjoy it, taking advantage of a wide range of gesture interpretation devices and applications around this technology.

Inevitably, these advances raise many questions. Devices as popular in recent times as tablets and smartphones base their usability on the touch screen, but will we see any of them working without even having to put a finger on them? Its practical application goes beyond the barriers of consumer technology and also serves to provide new developments in fields such as medicine. How far will it go?

Fusion Strength and Performance Technology

Fusion Strength

Today we have presented Movistar Fusión, a new offer that takes a vital step in that strategy that defines us as a company and that involves pampering customers. A year ago we started a major change that has resulted in a healthier company that understands customers better. Movistar Fusión represents an integrated telecommunications offering that was created with the aim of becoming the best and most competitive in the sector.

Fusion Strength

Movistar Fusion is the most important move we have made for our clients in Spain in recent years and, as I said, makes the client the center of our decisions. In fact, of the many focus groups, calls, surveys and questions that we have asked users to design this offer, two figures caught our attention: 8 out of 10 clients consider it essential to have all services with the same operator and 6 out of 10 believe that Movistar is the operator best qualified to do so. The message was clear: customers want to have all their communications with a single operator, they want simplicity, transparency and to be able to save by having everything with the same company. And with a single invoice. And since we listen to our clients, we are going to give them what they ask for. All services with us and a single invoice for the client to see in a single paper, physical or online, what is billed for landline, mobile, ADSL, Fiber or Television.

If I had to highlight the main values ​​of Movistar Fusión, I would say that it is a complete, simple and inexpensive offer of communications and leisure services. It also has an essential value and is that it is customizable by the client, depending on their needs. Movistar Fusión prices will be final prices and forever, and for the first time, customers will receive a single invoice with all their integrated products.

It has been a difficult year for all of us, but I think we can say with satisfaction that we have been brave and we have turned the market around. With Movistar Fusión we take another step in this strategy. Perhaps the longest, most important, and riskiest step we’ve ever taken. Customers will be the ones who will tell us in the coming months if we are on the right track.