Israel's Jungo unveils software for controlling devices with gestures

The 'MagiaTouch' interface for embedded devices and PC applications uses a camera instead of a mouse, keyboard or touchscreen

 (photo credit: PIXABAY)
(photo credit: PIXABAY)
Israel's Jungo Connectivity announced Tuesday the launch of MagiaTouch, an AI software stack enabling intuitive touch-free control using only a camera.

MagiaTouch enables touch-free, intuitive interface for embedded devices and PC applications using a camera to understand natural human gestures instead of a touchscreen, keyboard or mouse. 

Jungo said it created the revolutionary software to meet the rising demand for such technology, which can help prevent contact infections, at public kiosks, offices, factories and shops amid the spread of COVID-19. 

According to the company, its unique patented AI technology uses a built-in camera or low-cost add-on that analyses faces, eyes, hands, gestures and voice, and enables full control of devices and kiosks by using natural human interaction, without touching screens at all.

In addition, MagiaTouch enables implementing touch-free control without any code changes to the underlying application, allowing fast time-to-market, with no engineering expenses, Jungo said.

"MagiaTouch enables next-generation human-machine interface (HMI) for kiosks, cashiers, factory equipment, PCs and other devices, using a camera only and without any touch control," said Ophir Herbst, CEO of Jungo. "This 'minority-report' like HMI control is not only COVID-19 friendly, but also enables natural human interaction, and with no code changes needed in the applications."