gestigon, a Lübeck, Germany-based start-up that develops software to control devices without contact solely by gestures, received a seed financing of undisclosed amount.
Backers included High-Tech Gründerfonds and the Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein.
The company intends to use the capital for further development of products and international market entry.
Founded 2011 as a spin-off from the University of Lübeck, Institute for Neuro-and Bioinformatics, by Sascha Klement, Prof. Dr. Erhardt Barth and Prof. Dr. Thomas Martinetz, gestigon develops solutions for gesture recognition and control on the basis of 3D cameras. The company’s software is suitable for mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, remote controls, navigation- and driver assistance systems, as well as automotive, computers, gaming, digital signage, or MedTech.
gestigon’s Enabling Technology is designed to allow skeleton recognition, both for the entire body as well as hands and individual fingers. The skeleton is described mathematically by a 3-dimensional topology and the relevant movement of the nodes in the 3D space can be defined and then linked to any action within an application.
The company’s solution runs on all standard operating systems (Windows 7, Linux, MacOS, PandaBoard) and provides interfaces to all relevant available 3D sensors. It is already being used in several applications in the digital signage market and is being tested in a number of pilot projects by well-known international customers.