Robert Bosch Venture Capital has invested in Ident Technology AG. Ident Technology AG is a leader in intelligent e-field based sensors for the consumer electronics industry.
Bosch invested in Ident to support Ident’s development and production of a new chip for 3D gestural control.
The chip is called The GestIC. The GestIC addresses mobile devices of the consumer electronics industry, including smartphones, tablets, ereaders, digital cameras and video game equipment and allows real-time tracking of free space hand or finger movements in front of a device or display.
“Our Z-Sense technology is all about making the user experience natural, intuitive, simple and fun”, said Dr. Roland Aubauer, Chief Technology Officer of IDENT. “With our proximity technology already in production we have decided to take our innovations further and launch our own GestIC chip for the fast growing three-dimensional gesture control market in 2012.”
“We are impressed by the technological and commercial achievements of IdentT, and by the spirit and the capabilities of its team,” said Dr. Dieter Kraft, Investment Partner for the European Region of RBVC, in a release.
“We are convinced that their technology solutions will make groundbreaking contributions to the world of human machine interfaces. Most of all, we expect Ident to prove that magically simple user interfaces are not only the territory of a few large companies.”
Check out the concept video of the chip: