Issue: Feb 2015


Videantis and gestigon bring gesture recognition and skeleton tracking to the automotive market



by James Hilton

Videantis and gestigon today announced a partnership that teams videantis’s low-power vision processing IP platform with gestigon’s unique skeleton tracking and gesture recognition algorithms. The videantis and gestigon CEOs sealed the partnership last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Besides targeting consumer electronics, the main aim of the cooperation is to bring gesture and pose recognition technology to the automotive market, which is rapidly adopting a wide variety of vision-based technology. More and more image sensors are entering cars, including depth-sensing technologies. These sensors can be used for skeleton tracking inside and around the car. The driver and passenger’s poses, behavior, and signals can be used for “classical” gesture control but also for more advanced, UX-focused comfort and security features.

Hans-Joachim Stolberg, videantis CEO, said, “We’re excited to bring gestigon’s unique and accurate skeleton tracking and gesture control to our low-power, high-performance vision platform. gestigon is the global market leader for gesture and skeleton recognition solutions for the automotive industry and we are eager to jointly offer this integrated and optimized solution to our customers.”

“Videantis is the perfect partner for gestigon”, gestigon CEO, Moritz von Grotthuss, confirms. “Their scalable, efficient processor IP already powers millions of cars on the road, and is a great target for low-power implementations of our algorithms that enable an innovative state-of-the-art user experience. The partnership is a perfect match -- both companies excel in their field of work and have already built a significant customer network among global automotive Tier 1s and OEMs.”

About Videantis

Headquartered in Hannover, Germany, videantis GmbH is a one-stop video and vision processor IP and solution provider delivering flexible multi-standard HW/SW video, imaging, and vision solutions for automotive, mobile, and consumer. Based on a unified processor platform approach that is licensed to chip manufacturers, videantis provides tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of its customers. With their core competencies of deep video application expert know-how and strong SOC design and system architecture expertise, videantis passionately serves a worldwide customer base with a diverse range of target applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems, mobile phones, in-car infotainment, and over-the-top TV.

For more information about videantis, please visit www.videantis.com.

About gestigon:

gestigon develops software solutions for skeleton tracking and gesture control on the basis of 3D depth data for the markets consumer electronics and automotive. The unique selling propositions of the solution, especially the low latency (run time), the low requirements on the used processors as well as the high flexibility, have positioned the company as the global market leader for automotive/interior gesture solutions; you can find a concept video regarding automotive use cases here. gestigon has also closed deals with a relevant global partners in consumer electronics, especially PC-systems, laptops, mobile devices as well as AR/VR. gestigon has its headquarter in Lübeck/Germany and a business development office in Sunnyvale/USA. The company has got 23 employees.

For more information about gestigon, please visit www.gestigon.com.

 

 

 

 

 



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