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GestureTek Mobile's motion-controlled gaming software expands potential reach to over 50 million handsets

Technology available for Windows Mobile 6 and selected models for Verizon, Alltel, Cellular South and DoCoMo 904i series handsets

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, October 23, 2007 - GestureTek Mobile, inventor of the world's first gesture-controlled mobile user interface and gaming engine, today announced the availability of its gesture-recognition software to millions more handsets in North America and worldwide - including devices operating on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 platform; more than 30 handset models from North American carriers operating on the BREW platform such as Verizon, Alltel and Cellular South; and the NTT DoCoMo 904i series in Japan.

The announcement comes just six months after the successful launch in Japan of GestureTek's 'EyeMobile® Engine' on more than 1 million DoCoMo FOMATM 904i series handsets. DoCoMo is Japan's largest wireless operator and is known as an early adopter of new mobile technologies.

"GestureTek Mobile's motion-controlled gaming applications, and other user applications, have captured the hearts and minds of game developers and original equipment manufacturers all over the world, because they're simpler and more fun than the cumbersome, non-intuitive button presses of conventional interfaces," said William Leckonby, CEO of GestureTek Inc.

Rapid adoption of GestureTek Mobile's EyeMobile® Engine is also being driven by its innate competitive advantages and cost-efficiencies. EyeMobile® software uses a cell phone's existing camera to intelligently recognize and respond to hand and body movement. This allows mobile handset manufacturers to deliver motion-controlled applications worldwide without the expense and real estate of adding specialized hardware to deploy gesture recognition.

Users of handsets supporting the EyeMobile® Engine will be able to download over 60 gesture-controlled mobile games and other revolutionary applications that can deliver the capability to scroll menu items, navigate maps with GPS integration, browse photos and scan web pages on a full browser window - simply by tilting the cell phone in various directions.
The EyeMobile® Engine includes three trackers, dubbed Shake, Rock, and Roll, that represent different types of motion for different types of input. Shake can be used for actions such as rolling dice or shuffling MP3 decks. Rock interprets right, left, up and down gestures to generate traditional cursor-style user input commands. Roll offers joystick control by responding to tilting motions to navigate games, maps or Web pages.

GestureTek's EyeMobile® technology is an extension of the company's core patented Video Gesture Control platform, which has been licensed and employed in applications ranging from retail displays and digital signage to the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Sony PlayStation 2 EyeToy and downloadable mobile games.


About GestureTek Mobile
GestureTek Mobile is a world leader in gesture-based user interface for mobile devices and the inventor of the patented, award-winning EyeMobile Engine.  EyeMobile Engine is the world’s first software-only solution that uses the existing camera on a cell phone or mobile Internet device to provide people with the ability to interact with their device using gestures. By shaking, rocking or rolling the phone (or making hand motions in front of the phone) users can answer a call, play mobile games, scroll menus, navigate maps, view images and documents, browse the web, enter text messages and do anything else they would normally do on their mobile device, without pressing buttons.  Licensees of GestureTek’s patents or technologies include Sony for the EyeToy, Microsoft for the XBOX 360 and Hasbro for the ION Educational Gaming System.  GestureTek Mobile’s award wins include the 2008 Mobile Innovation Global Award, the LAPTOP Magazine ‘Best of CTIA’ Award and the NATPE++ Award for the Hottest Mobile Application.  Games powered by the EyeMobile Engine have been recognized by the BREW Game Developer Awards, the International Mobile Gaming Awards and the IGN Editors Choice Awards.  GestureTek Mobile developed the first gesture-recognition software to be embedded in NTT DoCoMo phones in Japan and provided the software for the first gesture-controlled mapping application on a cellphone.  EyeMobile supports many handsets on the JAVA, BREW, SYMBIAN, WINDOWS MOBILE and DOJA platforms. Applications are available for over the air download on the Verizon network.  Full developer tools are available on the Qualcomm website.   A catalogue of turnkey games and applications for multiple platforms are available from the GestureTek mobile site. GestureTek Mobile is a business unit of GestureTek Inc., pioneer, patent-holder and world-leader in computer vision control for presentation and entertainment systems.

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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