Omek Interactive

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Omek Interactive
Type Private
Industry Computer Software
Founded 2006
Founders Janine Kutliroff,
Gershom Kutliroff
Headquarters Israel
Products BeckonTM Development Suite
GraspTM Development Suite
Website www.omekinteractive.com

Omek Interactive was a venture-backed technology company developing advanced motion sensing software for human-computer interaction. Omek was co-founded in 2007 by Janine Kutliroff and Gershom Kutliroff.[1]

Company overview[edit]

Omek Interactive is an Israeli company that develops gesture recognition and motion tracking software for use in combination with 3D depth sensor cameras. Omek’s middleware is sensor-independent, supporting multiple cameras including those based on a Structured light and Time-of-flight camera technology. Omek's software works with the following cameras: PrimeSense-based Microsoft Kinect, PMDTec CamCube, SoftKinetic DepthSense, and Panasonic D-Imager.

In July 2011 Intel Capital led their Round C financing with $7 million.[2]

Intel confirmed, that it acquired Omek July 16, 2013.[3]

Technology[edit]

Omek’s flagship product is the BeckonTM Development Suite,[4] which converts raw depth data from 3D cameras and turns it into intelligence about humans in the scene, through background subtraction, joints tracking, skeleton identification, and gesture recognition. The Beckon software solution includes the Gesture Authoring Tool,[4] a machine learning tool that enables developers to create gestures without writing any code. Beckon is no longer available as a free, non-commercial download from the Omek website.[5]

In March 2012, at the Embedded Vision Alliance Summit,[6] Omek announced the upcoming availability of their Grasp Development Suite.[7] Grasp focuses on close-range, hand and finger tracking and gesture recognition at distances of 1 meter and less. At the same event Omek also announced support for Texas InstrumentsBeagleBoard-xM evaluation board, a low-cost, low-power, embedded computing platform.[8]

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