Android smart set top box supports gesture control
The Israel-based gesture recognition company eyeSight and the Korean smart set-top box specialists Innodigital have combined on the nTobeBox product, which includes gesture-recognition technology.
In theory, the nTobeBox can transform a normal television into a SmartTV that can be used to watch TV, stream content, download and use apps, make video calls and surf the internet… Hand tracking enables virtual mouse control so that users can perform any function that can be invoked through the remote control.
The box runs on Android “Gingerbread” 2.3, supports DVB-S/S2/C/T/ATSC broadcast reception, WiFi, 2 x USB ports, and 1080p full HD support.
“We’re really happy to working in co-operation with Innodigital to produce something remarkable; the world’s first STB with integrated gesture control,” said Gideon Shmuel, CEO of eyeSight. “The groundbreaking user experience we’ve brought to this Innodigital product will help it stand head-and-shoulders above its competition: eyeSight’s advanced machine vision algorithms allow for natural, intuitive gestures, making our technology the number one choice for OEMs looking to provide their customers with a user experience which is a true enhancement compared to the current interaction methods.”
“We chose eyeSight’s software-based solution not only because of the fantastic user experience but also for the simplicity of integration and flexibility it allowed,” said I.K Kim, CEO at Innodigital. “Now users can do anything our product offers simply by moving their hand. This kind of interaction represents a sea-change in people’s relationship with smart TVs.”