Meet the Microsoft’s new friend, the Israeli start-up PointGrab, having around 90% of the 2D gesture recognition software market. All giant companies like Lenovo, Fujitsu, Acer, Toshiba, Asus and Haier, etc. devices use PointGrab’s software. Now the company is preparing for the release of Windows 8, which features its OEM-only software.
PointGrab’s software enables users to act with Metro-style apps by the standard input methods, which can be utilized on the supported devices. To make Windows 8 a ‘ported’ off – device, many predefined hand gestures are fed into the application. Israeli start-up is trying to replicate standard gestures used to control a keyboard, touchscreen, or mouse with hands-fee gestures.
PointGrab’s Software can be installed as an OEM feature by PointGrab’s SDK. It can be built into a chipset depending on preference of the manufacturer. The PointGrab system receives the input from a webcam of the device. To get most out of PointGrab, users should be within 5m of the webcam. The technology works with several webcams like the inexpensive manufacturer-supplied and the cheap off-the-shelf webcams. It can be used in poorly lit rooms and backgrounds.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be one of the world’s best operating systems and users’ excitement is doubling after knowing its stunning features.