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Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Companies |

Intel buys Omek Interactive and fully enters the gesture recognition technology

Intel buys Omek Interactive and fully enters the gesture recognition technology

These days have been moved in relation to gesture recognition technology. First it was rumored that Apple would have paid $ 280 million for the acquisition of PrimeSense, the company responsible for the technology that uses Kinect. After much speculation PrimeSense CEO offered an official statement saying they would not comment on rumors.

As it continues, another acquisition in this field just closed and has to do with Intel. The company adquiririó to Omek Interactive , an Israeli company dedicated to developing gesture recognition technology. According to TechCrunch, the deal closed at $ 40 million, but declined to comment on the figure.

has worked integrating its gesture recognition technology in cars, casinos and games. Operates similar to Microsoft Kinect, using a sensor that determines the position and movements of the person. One of his projects to interact closely with a computer, unlike Kinect requires you to stay more than one meter away from the sensor.

What could make this acquisition Intel? He says he could use it to display their projects in 3D and sensory computing technology , the latter seeks to change the way we interact with a PC and involves gesture recognition, voice and augmented reality experiences.

Other companies that presumably are Omek were behind Qualcomm and Samsung. Apparently israel startups are on the rise. Not only PrimeSense Omek or grab the headlines, Waze did the same a few days ago when it was sold to Google for $ 1.3 billion.

Link: Gesture In The Picture, As Intel Picks Up But PrimeSense dismisses Omek Acquisition Rumors Apple (TechCrunch)

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