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Site visit to Gesturetek
08 Jun 2011
317 Adelaide St. West, Suite 903 @ Peter St.
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Vincent John Vincent
is the co-founder & creative force behind
., the inventors, pioneers & world leaders for 25+ years in video gesture control computing. He & Francis MacDougall invented/patented “full body immersive virtual reality”, in the late 1980s, where the user’s real-time image appears on screen & interacts with the virtual objects (
). He has been instrumental in running the company, finding new markets, & creating applications. Thousands of systems have been used in public engagement & education, as well as rehabilitation (
). Technology/Patents were licensed to Sony’s EyeToy; Microsoft’s XBOX Vision/Kinect cameras, etc. Vincent was the world’s first VR performer; performing worldwide from 1986 onward. In 1999 GestureTek invented
which turned any surface (floors, walls, tables, windows) into interactive gesture controlled displays. From this evolved
tables/vertical panels. In 2000 they invented GestPoint, with 2D/3D depth cameras, for 3D gesturing to point & control content on any display, at any distance.
Vincent, with a U of Waterloo Psychology BA, was honored in 2003 with a
Canadian New Media Lifetime Achievement Award
. He’s co-produced many shows highlighting VR Technology; e.g.
Virtual Visionary Speaker & Performance Series
(1993) & the
International Digital Media Awards