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Oblong Industries, Inc.

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Oblong Industries, Inc., a gesture recognition company, licenses human gesture-based operating system to licensee/development partners in various industries. It offers a gesture recognition engine that parses and interprets positions of elementary targets, such as the user’s hand and finger positions and orientations; and a motion tracking software system, which performs glove tracking. Oblong Industries, Inc. is based in Los Angeles, California.

If it looks like Minority Report to you – it should. Their Chief Scientist, John Underkoffler, was the guy who advised Steve Spielberg on the futuristic NUI used in the movie.

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