SoftKinetic Helps Kick Off Augmented World Expo By Participating In Hackathon Company Encourages Developers to Create Something New on the Oculus Rift
BRUSSELS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Augmented World Expo, Hall A Booth #22 –SoftKinetic®, the world's leading provider of 3D vision and gesture recognition solutions, today announced a new opportunity for developers to create something on the Oculus Rift using SoftKinetic technology, via the Wearables Hackathon contest at the Augmented World Expo (AWE). AWE will be held May 27-29 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and the Hackathon will take place on Monday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 27th. SoftKinetic will also host a booth during the conference, where the company will demonstrate its technology on a variety of platforms including the Oculus and Android tablet. The booth is located in Hall A, booth #22.
During the Wearables Hackathon, teams from around the world will come together to develop new opportunities for some of the latest in wearable devices including the Oculus Rift. Judges will choose the top teams to present, and the winning Hack will be presented an Auggie Award during the AWE conference.
"At SoftKinetic, we rely on the ingenuity of developers all over the world to create innovative, cutting edge and sometimes even life-changing capabilities using our technology on a variety of platforms," said Eric Krzeslo, chief marketing officer and co-founder of SoftKinetic. "We are particularly excited to see what developers at the AWE Wearables Hackathon create on the Oculus Rift. Our DepthSense® camera and iisu® middleware provide a natural and intuitive user experience, perfect for creating an exciting user experience on Oculus."
SoftKinetic's DepthSense cameras are the best performing modules on the market, delivering the highest quality user experience with a true 3D representation of both your hands and the environment. The cameras' patented Time of Flight (ToF) depth sensors allow data recognition from as close as 15cm, at up to 60 frames-per-second (fps). The award-winning 3D gesture recognition middleware iisu provides a natural and intuitive user experience through long-range full body tracking or close-range finger and hand tracking. iisu allows developers to create once and then deploy across a multitude of platforms.
Teams who complete their hacks at the Hackathon will receive an additional 70% discount off of the conference, as well as an opportunity to exhibit their creations in the Startup Alley at the AWE Expo. Teams may sign up at http://awehacks.challengepost.com/.
SoftKinetic's vision is to give everyone the freedom to control, explore and enjoy the entire digital world through the most natural and intuitive user interfaces and machine interactions. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets, including interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care, digital signage, and medical systems. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors, modules and cameras (DepthSense® family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family), multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools (iisu® family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic Studios.