SoftKinetic To Bring Gesture Recognition Technology To Video Games On PlayStation 4


Industry Standard 3D Gesture Recognition iisu Middleware Available to Game Developers.

BRUSSELS, November 18, 2013 – SoftKinetic®, the world’s leading provider of 3D vision and gesture recognition solutions, today announced it brings iisu® body tracking middleware to Just Dance® 2014 for PlayStation® 4 (PS4™), the popular dance game franchise from Ubisoft®, the leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products.

SoftKinetic’s iisu middleware provides skeletal analysis and gesture recognition functionalities for developers who want to leverage the 3D capabilities of the PlayStation®Camera for PS4, enabling unique and technically-advanced gaming experiences for up to four players at a time.

Boasting over ten years of intense research and development, the award-winning SoftKinetic iisu middleware features a modular architecture to adapt to specific 3D depth-sensing cameras and CPU requirements. It is also multi-platform, meaning it can be built once and deployed anywhere from set-top boxes, smart TVs, PCs, laptops and game consoles.

“We are excited to work with Sony Computer Entertainment to bring our award-winning 3D gesture recognition middleware to game titles for the PS4,” said Michel Tombroff, CEO of SoftKinetic. “We recognize that the game developer community is one of the most technically-advanced ecosystems, and we have therefore been very dedicated to providing the most sophisticated technology for the PS4. We are confident that the 3D gesture recognition capabilities will not only meet, but exceed, that of any other gaming console on the market today.”

Game developers interested in SoftKinetic iisu middleware should contact SoftKinetic at [email protected] for more information.

About SoftKinetic

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.

For more information on SoftKinetic please visit www.softkinetic.com. For videos of SoftKinetic-related products visit SoftKinetic’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/SoftKinetic.

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