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PointGrab Powers Gesture Control for Lenovo PCs


PointGrab’s Hybrid Action Recognition Technology Powers Lenovo’s Motion Control 2.0

Tel Aviv, Israel – PointGrabLtd. today announced that Lenovo, the largest PC maker worldwide, has selected its industry-leading and award winning gesture recognition solution to power the Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 (LMC 2.0) in select new Lenovo PCs including the recently announced Yoga 2 Pro multimode convertible laptop. By using PointGrab’s proprietary Hybrid Action Recognitiontechnology, the new and advanced version of Lenovo Motion Control provides a richer and more reliable user experience and support additional gesture functions for more applications. Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 will be included in a number of Lenovo’s premium consumer devices, including Yoga 2 Pro starting in October 2013.

“Being selected by the largest PC maker worldwide to power its new motion control features further validates our technology as the leading gesture solutions in the space,” said Raphael Sankar, EVP Sales and Business Development at PointGrab. “This agreement is significant as it empowers our vision of making gesture a natural and intuitive experience for mass consumer adoption, especially now that our technology is available to Lenovo customers.”

PointGrab’s Hybrid Action Recognition technology enables a reliable experience for consumers to use natural gestures to interact with their Personal Computers. Based on a new algorithm, the technology provides a unique and smart combination of shape recognition and motion tracking using several processes that enables the machine to better understand what a user is actually trying to do. Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 supports native Windows applications as well as proprietary Lenovo applications and includes a new in-app guide to introduce and demonstrate the gesture experience for first time users. Lenovo Motion Control 2.0 provides a richer gesture experience including features like muting the device with a “shh” gesture, controlling the volume using a fist and slide gesture, zooming in and out using a single hand, rotating an image using two hands and more.

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About PointGrab
PointGrab is a leader in advanced gesture recognition software solutions offering a natural and intuitive way of interacting with consumer devices. PointGrab’s software solution enables TVs, PCs, tablets, and smartphones to be operated by a natural user interface using hand shapes and movements while using a standard camera.

PointGrab’s Hybrid Action Recognition technology is superior in its ability to work with the widest range of gestures, accuracy, reliability, range and lighting conditions. The maturity and flexibility of the solution enables PointGrab customers to offer a unique customized gesture based experience to end users, leveraging standard cameras with minimal impact on processing resources and power consumption. PointGrab’s advanced software can be integrated as an end-to-end solution or as SDK, and is available on Linux, Android, Windows, iOS, and OS X platforms. Frost & Sullivan recognized PointGrab’s innovative technology with the 2013 European Technology Innovation Award for its achievements in gesture recognition for consumer electronics.

PointGrab‘s market-leading solutions have been commercially available since 2010 and are currently integrated into millions of consumer devices through many of the world’s top OEMs, brands and developers such as Samsung, Acer, Fujitsu, Intel and others.

Founded in 2008, PointGrab is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with representatives across the globe.


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