Eureka Park Preview: BioInteractive Technologies Is Debuting TENZR, The First Hands Free, Camera Free, Wrist Worn, Gesture Control Device at CES 2018
A Canadian Startup, called BioInteractive is the first company in the gesture control space to unveil a truly camera free, hands free gesture control device. What this is means is that you will be able to use gesture control on the move and on the go, wherever you are.
Typically, even the coolest gesture control products, have required your wrist to be in view of some kind of camera or base. This is great when you’re sitting at home or at the office and using your hand to control something on your screen.
What BioInteractive Technologies is doing with TENZR, is giving users unprecedented freedom for gesture control. TENZR is a wrist worn wareable technology not much bigger than a “slap bracelet”. Right out of the box TENZR supports six hand gestures and movements; left, right, up, down, hand open and hand closed, without the need for calibration, and in real time.
The ramifications for technology like this are outstanding. TENZR can easily be used in a plug and play VR/AR environment, similar to SensoryX but without the restrictiveness of a glove, and available much quicker. TENZR is great for other VR applications like:
- Mobile or standalone VR: replaces the handheld controller
- AR: the band complements voice-enabled smart glasses
- Mixed Reality: it frees the user from having to lift their hand up to the field of view of the camera in the headset. For example, with Microsoft HoloLens
But the TENZR isn’t limited to VR and AR applications. One place we see a huge market for the TENZR bracelet is education and presentation. Imagine being at the front of the classroom and being able to change the content on your smartboard or digital display without having to touch the board, or even being close to it. This would also free teachers and professors from being tied down to remote controls.
This would also be a great asset in the boardroom for similar reasons. You could simply move your wrist and hand using TENZR to interact with any presentation on the screen.
BioInteractive Technologies will be showing off TENZR being used as a hardware agnostic VR AR Controller at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #50915 and you can visit them online at biointeractivetech.com