22 May 4tiitoo recognized as Gartner Cool Vendor 2013
Munich – May 22, 2013 – 4tiitoo, a pioneer in developing natural user experience-focused software solutions, announced today that it has been named as “Cool Vendor” in Human-Machine Interface, 2013¹ by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. The inclusion in the Gartner Cool Vendor report acknowledges 4tiitoo’s efforts of creating innovative software solutions.
“It’s a great recognition for us to be included in the Gartner Cool Vendors 2013 report,” said Tore Meyer, CEO of 4tiitoo AG. “We believe the identification as “Cool Vendor” is a result of our achievements in developing a more intuitive and natural user experience for the daily computer interaction and bringing this to the consumer.“
4tiitoo has just successfully closed the Kickstarter project „NUIA eyeCharm“ offering an affordable Eye Tracking solution for the consumer market. The hardware add-on for the Microsoft® Kinect as featured on German prime TV channel ProSieben allows computers to be controlled by gaze. The eyeCharm is connected via USB to the computer and adds the necessary optics and special infrared illumination to upgrade any Kinect into an eye tracker.
Each year, Gartner identifies outstanding Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. 4tiitoo was listed in the category HMI (Human-Machine Interface) of the report. With the recognition 4tiitoo’s software package NUIA® (Natural User InterAction) joins a long list of innovative products that have been recognized by Gartner in the past.
The NUIA software package currently supports Microsoft Windows and already includes dedicated extensions to gaze-enable applications like Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Call of Duty and web browsing with all major browsers. The NUIA SDK is designed to integrate eye tracking, gestures and speech capabilities into new applications as well as create dedicated extensions for existing apps and games with an easy to learn scripting language. Because NUIA also supports the eye trackers of all major vendors, everything developed with the NUIA SDK will be ready for the time when more eye trackers enter the market.
4tiitoo AG creates innovative software solutions to bring a more intuitive and natural user experience to the daily computer interaction. With a focus on the touch user experience 4tiitoo launched a tablet PC in 2010. Since then the company has extended their development to a multi-sensor user experience and provides intuitive software solutions across platforms, sensors and languages. The NUIA Software Suite provides the necessary software for gaze, gesture and speech interaction and offers a comprehensive set of enabled apps and games. For developers the NUIA SDK provides a simple way to create new applications or enable legacy applications without source code change for the new interaction capabilities. www.4tiitoo.com
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¹ Cool Vendors in Human-Machine Interface, 2013
Published: 18 April 2013 ID:G00249611
Analyst(s): Adib Carl Ghubril, Angela McIntyre, Tuong Huy Nguyen, Arup Roy, Vishal Tripathi, Michele Reitz, Masao Kuniba