Lots of cool Canadian tech stories coming out of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. And here’s another one.
GestureTek, with a presence in both Toronto and Ottawa, makes video gesture control software for interactive displays, games and entertainment and is being used in several exhibits in Vancouver.
The Cube – a portable, plug-and-play interactive projection display system for exhibits and trade shows – is bringing motion-responsive interaction to Ontario House. For 17 days, the Cube is projecting custom Ontario-branded interactive multi-media games and animation effects onto Ontario House’s floor for visitors.
In addition, GestureTek’s GroundFX visual display system can be found at the Vancouver Art Gallery in an engaging gesture-controlled interactive floor where custom multi-media effects imitate a salmon-filled British Columbia river. The installation is part of an immersive video gallery designed to showcase the forestry and fisheries industries and promote environmental sustainability.
In total, more than 15 different interactive gesture-controlled displays from GestureTek can be found in and around Vancouver during the Games.