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Mar 31 2010 - GTek Motion-Control Engine Powers Touchless Game by Genki Mobile for Mobile Game Devices
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Feb 15 2010 - GestureTek Demonstrates Gesture-Control Software with Face & Hand Tracking for Android & Symbian® at Mobile World Congress
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Jan 7 2010 - GestureTek Launches Gesture Control Software for Android® and a New Tracking Engine for Windows® Mobile at the Consumer Electronics Show
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Jan 6 2010 - GestureTek Unveils New Software Development Kit to Bring Immersive WebCam-Based Games and Applications to PCs and Other Platforms at CES
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Sep 14 2009 - GestureTek’s Optical Tracker Powers New Gesture Control Phone
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Mark E. Burton, CEO

Mark E. Burton is GestureTek's Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 20 years of operational and transactional experience involving technology-focused companies and has been the CEO of four innovative and successful technology businesses.

Prior to joining GestureTek, Mr. Burton was Interim President and CEO and Chief Restructuring Officer of BorderWare Technologies Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of internet security equipment. BorderWare was sold to a strategic purchaser in 2009. He was President and CEO of privately-held Longview Solutions Inc., a provider of enterprise software for corporate performance management, prior to its acquisition in 2007. Prior to joining Longview, he served as President and CEO of Ad Opt Technologies Inc., a TSX-listed provider of enterprise management software for workforce management. Ad Opt was acquired by Kronos Inc. in 2004. Prior to Ad Opt, Mr. Burton was President and CEO of TSX-listed Digital Processing Systems, a TSX-listed manufacturer of hardware and software for use in the broadcast and post production industries.

Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of two technology companies: international test engineering company Averna Technologies and TSX-listed DALSA, a leading manufacturer of digital imaging products and semiconductors.

Prior to his business career, Mark was a partner at the law firm Stikeman Elliott, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and venture capital transactions for technology companies.

Mark holds a B.Sc. (with honors) from Queen's University and obtained his law degree (LL.B.) (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario.

Francis MacDougall, CTO & Co-Founder

Francis MacDougall co-founded GestureTek in 1986 and drives the technology strategy of the company, leading the R&D and production teams as well as all patenting and licensing activities. Francis developed and patented the company’s core single camera gesture control technologies and led the creation of the application development engine, tracking engines, and numerous other capabilities that form the base of GestureTek’s product offerings.  Francis is a specialist in real-time system design and has experience spanning low level embedded architectures incorporating ASIC and DSP solutions, communication systems design, network audio/video transport, image processing and computer vision, as well as high level implementations under consumer and commercial architectures. Francis is a creative force in technology and product development and excels at finding the rapid path to creating marketable solutions for next generation user requirements.

Yoshitaro Kumagai, Senior Vice President - GestureTek Mobile & Asian Business Development

Yoshi joined the company in the fall of 2004, after a distinguished career in leading businesses with strong Asian/North American connections. Since 1981, he has held positions with Singer, the Imaging Division of Mead Corporation, and IDEC Corporation, where he was responsible for Japanese and US sales and operations. Subsequently, he served as President of DPA Technology and as Chairman and CEO of Vivitar Corporation, a major distributor of various camera and computer peripheral devices. His most recent position was as SVP/Business Development for Reactrix, a company developing an early stage media platform enabling real-time interaction between humans and video advertising displays. Yoshi holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Hosei University and a BS in Information Systems and Mathematics from Georgia State University.

GestureTek technologies have international patent protection. U.S patents include 5,534,917 (Video image based control system), 7,058,204 (Multiple camera control system), 7,227,526 (3D-vision image control system), 7,379,563 (Bi-manual movement tracker) and 7,379,566 (Optical flow-based tilt sensor). EyeMobile® is protected under patent TMA 700,194 with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for "mobile device application software featuring gesture recognition technology."

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