Gesturetek Health - Timeline

Timeline

 

 

  • Vincent John Vincent and Francis MacDougall review Vincent’s “dance machine” proposal and begin work on ideas for video gesture control.

  • Francis and Vincent, in a partnership known as Vivid Group, begin to work on GestureXtreme products.

  • The first prototype of GestureXtreme is created on an Amiga 1000, and GestureTek is founded.

  • Vincent uses GestureXtreme to become the world’s first Virtual Reality Performer / Virtual Musician and starts performing around the world.

  • The GestureXtreme prototype is named one of the Popular Science’s Top 100 inventions of the year.

  • Sue Wyshynshi joins the GestureTek team as a business partner.

  • GestureTek produces a more robust version of GestureXtreme that tracks full body parts; angle, speed, and trajectory.

  • GestureXtreme becomes the world’s first interactive immersive Video Conferencing system by enabling people to interact in the same virtual world from different places in the world.

  • GestureXtreme becomes the world’s first Interactive Virtual Set for a television and film production for Total Panic and Nick Arcade on Nickelodeon.

  • GestureTek is chosen for an installation in the Canadian Pavilion at the World Expo in Seville, Spain.

  • Vincent performs at the Grand Scientific Musical Theatre Concert extravaganza for 15 000 people in Las Vegas. The show is produced by Scott Page, Allen Parsons and Bob Ezrin.

  • GestureTek is chosen for an installation in the Canadian Pavilion and the Korean Government Pavilion at the World Expo in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Vincent co-creates, co-executive produces, and performs at the International Digital Media Awards.

  • Vincent, 20th Century Kid, and GestureTek help co-produce the City of Toronto’s 25th Anniversary Earth Day Concert; and also performs at the event via solar power.

  • Opened first Silicon Valley office on the famous S.S. Vallejo in Sausalito, California.  

  • GestureTek creates world’s first Immersive Video Gesture Control Virtual Reality rehabilitation applications, which later become the IREX system.

  • GestureTek is awarded a broad patent for Video Gesture Control for its 1990 submission.

  • GestureTek invents interactive projected surfaces, such as floors, walls, tables, windows, etc.

  • GestureTek invents the world’s first Virtual 3D depth camera video gesture control system.

  • GestureTek takes on its first investors (an Angel Investor Group including David Bowie, Bob Goodale, and RZO, music business managers for Rolling Stones, U2, etc.)

  • GestureTek introduces the world's first immersive virtual reality rehabilitative exercise system-IREX system.

  • GestureTek invents GestPoint (now known as GestTrack) point and control from a distance using a two camera matrix, and is the inspiration for the gesture-controlled interface for the movie Minority Report.

  • GestureTek creates its first Multi-Touch Table for the Samsung NY show room.

  • GestureTek invents the world's first immersive video gesture controlled Karaoke experience.

  • GestureTek invents Optical Tracking for mobile phone gesture control in 3D space.

  • Vincent receives the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Canadian New Media Awards.

  • GestureTek takes its vast array of custom Multi-Touch Tables and vertical displays and productizes them into turnkey systems and distributes globally.

  • GestureTek licenses its technology and patents to Sony for the Playstation EyeToy.

  • GestureTek licenses its technology and patents to Hasbro and helps them create the ION Educational Gaming System for kids, which plugs into your TV.

  • NTT DOCOMO Japan begins delivering GestureTek’s EyeMobile on its mobile handsets with 300 apps available; today over 100 million handsets have it.

  • GestureTek wins the Most Prestigious Mobile Technology Award at the Mobile Awards Congress in Barcelona, for Leading Technology of the Year.

  • GestureTek licenses its technology and patent to Microsoft for Video Gesture Control on the Xbox.

  • GestureTek licenses its patents to Reactrix in the USA for its interactive projection surfaces advertising network.

  • GestureTek invents the Cube, the “World’s First Turnkey, Plug and Play, Interactive Projection” System in a box.

  • Vincent John Vincent is honoured with the Media Guru Award in Milan, Italy.

  • GestureTek sells its 3000th GestureFX Interactive Surface System.

  • GestureTek begins to deliver an early version of its GesTrack3D SDK for 3D depth camera video gesture control application development.

  • GestureTek invents crowd gesture tracking system using an Advanced GestTrack 3D System and 16 3D depth cameras.

  • GesutreTek delivers first 3D gesture control technology for integrated in-car use to Ford Motor Company.

  • Microsoft releases the Kinect, the first commercially available version of 3D depth camera gesture control, GestureTek’s invention.

  • GestureTek delivers its 400th Cube to Old Navy Stores.

  • Vincent is invited to speak at the second annual IdeaCity Conference in Toronto.

  • Vincent speaks at TEDx Waterloo using GesTrack3D/Kinect to give the world’s first Keynote presentation completely controlled by Video Gesture Control.

  • Vincent is inducted into the DigiFest digital pioneer hall of fame.

  • GestureTek sells its consumer and mobile phone division and assets to Qualcomm for a substantial return, while retaining its Digital Signage and Health division to continue leadership and growth.

  • Vincent John Vincent, the founder of GestureTek, purchases back the remainder of GestureTek forming GestureTek Systems for Digital Signage and Health markets, as well as reorganizing the company.

  • GestureTek Systems initiates a new gesture engine.

  • GestureTek Systems delivers its ArtAlive! installation for Crayola, which, for the first time allows the public to use a tablet to draw images and then send them onto the interactive gesture walls while also selecting the effect the image will experience when it is touched.

  • GestureTek Systems wins a Digital Signage Award for its Crayola installation.

  • GestureTek Systems wins a Digital Signage Award for its Virtual Dig installation for the Royal Botanical Garden.

  • Anisa McMullan joins the GestureTek Systems team to begin the process of rolling the health division into its own company, GestureTek Health.

  • GestureTek demonstrates smart signage where beacon and wifi to mobile devices allow shared info with their Gesture Controlled Displays that respond to user’s personal interest.

  • Vincent is invited to Digital Hollywood to speak on a panel about the next generation of VR/AR.

  • GestureTek Systems receives investment and rolls out as a separate company GestureTek Health, Headquarters, Toronto, ON.

  • GestureTek Health CEO and Co-founder, Vincent John Vincent, helps open the a UK office in London, England at Canada House.

  • GestureTek Health debuts IREX 1.5 where 3D depth camera allows the elimination of a green screen.

  • GestureTek Health wins the COPA Practice Growth: Innovation of the Year Award for IREX 1.5 at the Neurological Rehabilitation Expo in London, England.

  • The Journal of mHealth announces that GestureTek Health is listed in the Global Top 100 Digital Health Companies.

  • The Journal of mHealth announces that GestureTek Health is listed in the Top 100 Digital Health Companies.