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December 11, 2011

Annual Holiday Event for the Whole Family: The Future of Gesture Recognition

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THURSDAY December 15, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Sinclair Vass, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Operations, JDSU
Time: Networking and holiday dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $8.38 for adults; kids free
Place: National Semiconductor (TI) Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Our annual “family holiday lecture” will address “gesture recognition” — the ability for systems to recognize body movements and interpret them as “commands”.? We’ll have examples of gesture recognition systems for video games and for work applications, and talk about likely future developments in this fast-growing market.? This should be interesting for the whole family, so bring kids and spouses.? Dinner will be served before the meeting during the networking time, along with bubbling cider and cake.
A quarter century ago, user interfaces took a big step forward from the command line to the mouse.? Recent devices from the last year or two let users dispense with the remote control, mouse, trackpad, and pointer, and replace them with “gesture recognition”: — one motto is “you are the controller”.? Some applications for this are fun, such as the use in video game controllers; others look like something out of science fiction movies.? We’ll talk about how current systems work, the market for them, and what we think is coming over the next few years.

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