August 31, 2014

Pantech Vega LTE to feature gesture recognition

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An upcoming Pantech handset, the Vega LTE, will be among the first Android devices to come with hand gesture recognition.  Using the integrated technology, it will be possible to answer phone calls, activate MP3 player, play games and more, simply by using hand gestures.  Think of all the time you’ve had a buffalo wing sauce on your hands and how difficult it was too clean up in time to take an incoming call and you can see the appreciation.

This is one technology we’d like to see picked up by other handset makers and tablet makers.  Being able to accept or decline a call by flicking your hand just seems like a logical, intuitive motion.

Pantech has made some inroads here in the United States, but we don’t expect to see the Vega LTE anytime soon.  That’s a shame though, because the specs are pretty nice and include a 4.5-inch (1280x720p) HD display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 1860 mAh battery too. Currently only available in South Korea, we might be left to watch with envy.

eyeSight’s Gesture Recognition Technology to be Embedded in Pantech’s Android Smartphones 

New Pantech mobile phones integrated with eyeSight’s technology will be operated by simple hand gestures enabling touch-free control of applications, games and content.
Herzliya, Israel and Seoul, Korea, November 1, 2011 – eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of touch-free interfaces for digital devices, and Pantech Co. Ltd., one of Korea’s largest mobile phone manufacturers, have announced the launch of Android-based mobile phones integrated with Hand Gesture Recognition Technology developed by eyeSight.

Pantech’s new Vega LTE smartphones will be equipped with eyeSight’s innovative technology. These groundbreaking devices are expected to reach the market later this month.

“Pantech users will enjoy a completely new user experience, controlling their device with natural and intuitive hand gestures,” said Gideon Shmuel, eyeSight’s CEO.

“The agreement with Pantech allows us to extend our reach in the fast growing South-East Asian market further emphasizing eyeSight’s leading position in the global field of gesture recognition technologies.”

eyeSight’s technology complements Pantech’s touchscreen user interface, enabling the easy usage of applications and content in situations in which touching the handset is not ideal, such as driving, cooking, using gloves, and so on.

Users of Pantech’s gesture-enabled devices will be able to answer incoming calls, activate their MP3 players, play games, and perform other tasks using simple hand gestures.

About eyeSight 

eyeSight Mobile Technologies is a leader in touch-free Interfaces for consumerelectronics. Its technology allows users to control mobile and portable devices with simple hand gestures by using the built-in camera, advanced real-time image processing and machine vision algorithms.

For more information about eyeSight, please visit www.eyesight-tech.com.

About Pantech

Pantech Co. Ltd. is one of Korea’s top three mobile handset makers. Pantech has received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs and has also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile phone industry. Pantech has also maintained its second-top position in Korea’s smartphone market. Established in 1991, Pantech has about 3,500 employees and six regional sales offices worldwide.

For more information on Pantech, please visit www.pantech.com. To watch the videos of Pantech new mobile device go to www.youtube.com/user/skyandroians.