HERZLIYA, Israel, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
MUV Interactive, a developer of innovative technologies for active human sensing, in partnership with Silicon Technology, a leader in electronics distribution in Japan, announced the launch of the wearable BIRD, an intuitive device worn on the tip of the finger. BIRD transforms any surface into a multi-touch interface with 3D interactive capabilities. BIRD communicates with the user's computing devices, enabling rich interaction with anything from displayed content and smart home appliances to IOT devices and drones. BIRD will be sold through Silicon Technology with partners including, SoftBank Service & Commerce, Synnex Infotec, Ricoh Japan, CSE, Eizo-system, Gakuei System, and Dospara later this year.
BIRD is the first device to integrate the entire spectrum of interactive methods - including touch, remote touch, gesture control, mouse functionality and hover - into a single tiny wearable. This gives users the flexibility to interact with each type of digital content in the most intuitive way.
Silicon Technology recently held a press conference on March 24, 2016 for the launch with many members of the press including, inter alia, PC Watch, Akiba PC Hotline, ASCII, ITmeida and BCN as well as several channel partners, local corporations and academic institutions. The press conference featured a live demo of Bird by creator and CEO Rami Parham.
"We are incredibly excited to see BIRD launch in the great country of Japan and to work with MUV Interactive," said Daigoro Shihodo, CEO of Silicon Technology. "Delivering the most innovative solutions to our clients is our top priority and I am confident that BIRD will take the corporates and educational markets by storm. We cannot wait to see how the Japanese nation flies with BIRD!"
"As country that loves high tech, innovation and great invention, Japan is absolutely a natural choice for this exciting launch. We are confident that, along with the help of our partners, BIRD will be a huge success and change the landscape of interaction and cooperation with digital content within the education and corporate sectors in Japan," said Rami Parham, CEO of MUV Interactive.
Masatoshi Morishita, General Manager of MUV Interactive, added: "Silicon Technology, with its many terrific partners, is a great master distributor for MUV Interactive. Together, we have the scale, infrastructure, reputation, experience and complementary high technology portfolio to make BIRD a success in Japan. We are very happy that our partners recognized the quality, effectiveness, novelty and design quality of our flagship product, BIRD."
About MUV Interactive
Founded in 2011, MUV Interactive is an Israel-based developer of innovative technologies for wearable interfaces. The company's first product, BIRD, is a wearable device that transforms any surface into a multi-touch interface with 3D interactive capabilities. MUV's multi-disciplinary development team includes industry veterans from Intel, N-trig, Broadcom, Flextronics, Microsoft, IBM, the IDF Intelligence Corp and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The company has been named a "Cool Vendor in Human-Machine Interface" by Gartner, received 2 prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2015 Awards for Technology Innovation in Human Machine Interface and New Product Innovation in the Wearable Interfaces Industry and a "2015 Top 100 Europe Winner" by Red Herring. MUV is venture backed, and has raised $4.5M and has three patents pending in fifteen countries, including the U.S.
To learn more about BIRD, visit http://www.muvinteractive.com.
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SOURCE MUV Interactive