I’m not sure how many of our readers know about Israeli attendance at tech shows.
apocryphal very real story about the planes full of hundreds of Israeli attendees who attend the GSMA — Mobile World Congress every year.
While plenty of them are there, Israelis haven’t built a similar, influential presence in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held yearly in Las Vegas.
That may be changing as Israeli technology makes its way closer and closer to the consumer.
Israeli hand gesture firms make impact at CES
Two firms, PointGrab and eyeSight used CES to announce major supplier agreements with the likes of Samsung and AMD. Both firms compete in the 2D gesture technology space and with these deals in place, consumers will soon see their tech in mobile devices and tablets. You can read more about these two companies and their technologies in David Shamah’s column.
Even CEO of Intel Israel, Mooly Eden was talking up gesture technologies at CES this year. He calls his latest venture “perceptual computing” and believes these technologies will change the nature of computing.
Other approaches like the one Extreme Reality turns your run-of-the-mill 2D camera into a full-body motion control system for fully interactive gaming.
While Israeli gesture technologies formed the basis of mass hits like Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, the next generation of these technologies are on display at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.
Maybe next year we’ll charter a plane…