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NEWS: SoftKinetic Partners with guru training systems to Introduce 3D Golf Swing Analysis System


swinguru to debut at Consumer Electronics Show in SoftKinetic Booth




LAS VEGAS AND BRUSSELS – January 10, 2012 – SoftKinetic™, the leading developer of end-to-end gesture recognition solutions, today announced that it has partnered with guru training systems to create swinguru, the world’s first real-time, markerless gesture recognition golf training and teaching system. Leveraging SoftKinetic’s award-winning iisu™ middleware, swinguru is an intuitive and interactive 3D gesture recognition golf swing analysis solution, designed by scientists and engineers in cooperation with some of the world’s top rated golf instructors to help improve a player’s game.

Stacked above iisu middleware, guru training systems‘ software, swinguru combines the engineering- grade precision of optical tracking with a strong emphasis on a simple and intuitive user interface. Swinguru training and teaching system measure body and club motion providing real-time 3D visual feedback, including body part movements, center of gravity displacements, swing path, swing speed, shoulder rotation, spine angle and much more.

SoftKinetic’s 3D gesture recognition solutions are versatile, platform-agnostic and scalable, allowing them to be easily adapted for interactive experiences such as swinguru,” said Michel Tombroff, CEO, SoftKinetic. “By working closely with the guru training systems team, we empowered them to offer a level of user-friendliness and intuitivity in swing analysis that the golf industry did not have access to before”.

swinguru utilizes iisu to accurately measure hundreds of data points per second, and we are excited to offer an unpreceded view into the science behind golf,” said Sébastien Wulf, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “Information about swing adjustment decisions paired with an immersive and intuitive user experience, will make swinguru training systems popular with golf teachers and students."

guru training systems’ product line will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 10–13, 2012 in the 3D Gesture Technology Village, South Hall, Upper Level, Booth 36062. In addition swinguru will also be demonstrated at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando Florida, January 26–28, 2012 in Booth 1373.

About swinguru

swinguru is the leading brand of affordable, high-performance gesture recognition technology dedicated to 3D golf movement analysis. The product line includes: motion capture software/middleware, 3D depth-sensing cameras and swinguru golf performance measurement system. swinguru products are manufactured by guru training systems, a leading innovative company specializing in 3D tracking applications & gesture recognition technology.

About guru training systems

Based in Belgium, guru training systems is the founder and manufacturer of the swinguru product line. The company specializes in real-time 3D analysis of sports movements and the provision of innovative sports teaching and learning experiences. Created in early 2010, guru training systems pioneered computer gesture recognition technology for the golf industry. With real-time performance, intuitive natural interfacing, the swinguru system accurately calculates measurements with better precision than any other training system currently on the market. guru training systems has become a favorite in golf academies, indoor golf-centres, golf courses, recreational events, hotels & resorts. For more information please visit http://www.gurutrainingsystems.com/ or www.youtube.com/gurutrainingsystems

About SoftKinetic S.A.

SoftKinetic’s vision is to transform the way people interact with the digital world. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors and cameras (DepthSense™ family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family), multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools (iisu™ family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic Studios.

With over 8 years of R&D on both hardware and software, SoftKinetic solutions have already been successfully used in the field of interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and other professional markets (such as digital signage and medical systems). SoftKinetic, iisu, DepthSense and The Interface Is You are trade names or registered trademarks of SoftKinetic. For more information on SoftKinetic please visit http://www.softkinetic.com/. For videos of SoftKinetic-related products visit SoftKinetic’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/SoftKinetic.

Media Contact

Media Contact for guru training systems
Attila Borbath, guru training systems
+32-10-3900-56
aborbath@guruts.com

Media Contact for SoftKinetic
Wendy Beasley, TriplePoint
+1-919-246-5970
wbeasley@triplepointpr.com



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