Display Week’s Touch Gesture Motion Market Focus Conference Puts Attendees in Touch with Latest Innovations in Display Interactivity

March 20, 2014

SID and IHS collaborate in the touch field’s leading event

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Society for Information Display (SID), in collaboration with IHS Technology, today unveiled the preliminary program for its Touch Gesture Motion (TGM) event, being held at Display Week 2014 (San Diego Convention Center, June 1-6). The TGM conference on Wednesday June 4( )will continue in SID’s tradition of providing the most up-to-date information and expert insight in the essential area of display input technology.

Direct touch technologies have become commonplace, but new breakthroughs in sensory technologies that involve recognition of gesture motion, faces, and emotion enable product designers to bring exciting new capabilities to human-machine interaction. A little more than 10 years ago, the “Minority Report” display interaction seemed futuristic, but the capability of machines to use multiple methods to anticipate human expectations has arrived. The TGM event will provide attendees with an opportunity to consider some of the latest developments in the field, and how these will impact the display marketplace. The event will educate, inform, and entertain, with a goal to spur the novel ideas that are likely to change the way we interact with display devices in the future.

The conference’s mid-morning keynote will be from Marnie Bartlett, founder and lead scientist for Emotient. Her keynote will be complemented by presentations from other companies and organizations at the forefront of this sector, including: Ayotle, CEA, EyeTech Digital, Handscape, Intel, nLight, Ocular, Quantum Interface, Qualcomm, Sensor Platforms, Shindler Perspective, Tobii, The Eye Tribe and Xensr. This year’s session topics include:

    --  Session 1, Sensor Technologies: Situational IntelligenceDevices are
        becoming increasingly intelligent, capable of measuring where we are,
        what we are doing, how we are feeling, what we are watching, and what
        information we are seeking.  Increasingly, sensor technologies
        anticipate our needs and identify solutions to problems before we've
        even enunciated them.  This session features speakers who will identify
        sensors that are enabling contextual awareness and situational

    --  Session 2, Eyetracking and Facial Recognition:  Enabling Direct
        InteractivityOne of the primary ways in which we as humans communicate
        is through non-verbal interactive cues, such as using our eyes and
        facial expressions to react to events around us.  There is an increasing
        focus on eyetracking and facial recognition (and even emotion
        recognition based on eye/facial reactions) that serve to enable enhanced
        interactivity with display devices.  This session features some of the
        industry leaders in this enabling communications technology discipline.

    --  Session 3, Gesture and Motion-based Interactivity:  Touchless
        InteractionGesture and motion-based interactivity continues to expand to
        new areas and is no longer limited to the sort of sensing that serves to
        displace a TV remote control.  This session seeks to expand upon
        previous years' TGM events by covering some of the latest developments
        in the field of gesture and motion-based interactivity.

    --  Session 4, Touch Industry Analysis:  Beyond Projected Capacitive
        TouchDevelopments in the area of direct touch interactivity are still
        expanding rapidly.  The dominant touch technology, projected capacitive,
        is still seeing considerable innovation and challenges from other
        technologies.  This session looks to identify some of the improvements
        and potential challengers to projected capacitive touch.

More information on the TGM MFC can be found at www.displayweek.org. Additional details on the Business Conference and Flexible Displays Market Focus Conference–scheduled respectively for Monday and Thursday, June 2 and 5, will be made available shortly. Media interested in attending Display Week, please contact Marie Labrie or Angie Kellen at DisplayWeekPR@mcapr.com. Companies interested in exhibiting/sponsoring at Display Week should contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com (if headquartered in Europe or the Americas); or Sue Chung at schung@ghtconnections.com (if headquartered in Asia).

About Display Week

The 51(st) SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2014, will take place June 1-6, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2014, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hash tag #SID2014.

About SID

The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry’s best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization’s members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than ten conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID’s global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS Technology is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world. IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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