ARM, eyeSight add gesture recognition to Mali GPUs
The aim is to enable face and emotion detection, long-distance finger tracking, and even 3D motion recognition (such as finger pointing for selection).
Gesture-controls can be used to play games and to browse menus with hand and fingertip-level gestures.
The technology can recognise directional gestures, such as up, right, wave, etc, hand signs such as a ‘thumbs-up’, and tracking of hands and even fingertips for mouse-cursor-accuracy.
“The optimisation of gesture middleware solutions using Mali GPU Compute in combination with ARM Cortex-A processors using NEON technology means developers no longer need to worry about processing or ambient limitations as they create the gesture-enabled applications, said ARM’s Pete Hutton, pictured.