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RealEyes3D Powers Motion-Based Navigation on Samsung Instinct
Posted: 08-Jul-2008 [Source: Realeyes3D]

[Realeyes3D's camera-based motion browsing technology - tilt navigation - has been incorporated into the Samsung Instinct letting users tilt their phone to pan a webpage before clicking on a desired link.]

San Francisco -- Realeyes3D, a pioneer in mobile imaging applications and services for camera phones, and a trusted player in mobile document scanning with the award-winning Qipit service, today announced that its camera-based motion browsing technology (“tilt navigation”) has been incorporated into the Samsung Instinct, Sprint Nextel’s new smart phone now selling out in stores in the U.S. Motion browsing lets users tilt their phone to pan a webpage before clicking on a desired link. When used in combination with touch sliding navigation, as featured on the Apple iPhone, motion browsing provides one of the most intuitive and efficient ways to navigate web pages on small phone displays.

“Motion browsing, when used in combination with touch and tactile feedback technologies, represents the wave of the future in mobile devices,” said Benoit Bergeret, founder and CEO of Realeyes3D. “We believe we’ve created a new usability paradigm that effectively moves the mobile experience away from mimicking a PC’s keyboard and mouse, to one that is a direct extension of a user's perceptual experience through motion and sense of touch. The Instinct is just the first of what we expect will be many mobile devices that will incorporate our technology in the coming months and years.”

Motion browsing Effectively Brings Large View Down To Size

Anyone who’s attempted to view full web pages on a typical mobile device is often frustrated by the limitations of the screen. Essentially it is like trying to fit a 15-19 inch screen into a 2-inch display. With motion browsing technology, the bridge from large to small becomes almost seamless. And unlike pure touch screen navigation, motion browsing avoids the missed clicks that are nearly impossible to avoid when touching the screen to navigate.

How It Works

Motion browsing uses the phone’s built-in camera to estimate the motion of the phone (“handset egomotion”) and translate it into commands for the browser to pan the web page that is being viewed. Because motion browsing uses thumbnail size images, it works regardless of the resolution of the camera. This design is a very compact solution that is easy to integrate into any phone, and very responsive to user movements. And because it does not need specific hardware such as an accelerometer or a gyroscope, motion browsing brings a powerful new interface paradigm to any camera phone, not restricting UI advances to the high-end, expensive phones.

Sold exclusively to handset manufacturers, motion browsing is available for all the major mobile web browsers, including but not limited to Teleca’s Obigo, and ACCESS NetFront Browser, as well as for proprietary browsers.

Motion Cortex, the technology behind motion browsing, and the winner of last year’s Mobile Monday Global Peer Awards (“Jury Favorite”), has been implemented in a variety of mobile applications such as image viewing, navigation, games, and can be integrated within any mobile user interface involving panning across a plane or a list.

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