In 1983 Vincent John Vincent and Francis MacDougall decided they would embark on developing technology to allow body gestures to control computers in a number of ways. As these advancements were largely ahead of their time, Vincent and MacDougall would find themselves waiting for a number of advances, in both societal beliefs and technology that would enable them to produce this new technology.
After some success in producing gesture-based technology, GestureTek licensed it’s patents to Microsoft; where it is part of the Kinect, and they have also licensed their technology to Sony and Hasbro.
They were profiled in The Grid TO this past week, GestureTek’s full story can be read here: http://www.thegridto.com/culture/gaming/control-freaks/3/
Images from: http://www.gesturetek.com/