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Advanced Physics-based Multitouch Gesture Operation System for 3D Applications

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advanced Physics-based Multitouch Gesture Operation System for 3D Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-P-4074
Award Amount: $79,992.00


To address the Navy need for multitouch pressure-sensitive hand movement operations to manipulate 3D objects in motions with up to six degrees of freedom, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Advanced Multitouch Gesture Operations (AMTGO) system for 3D modeling and simulation environments, integrating a support vector machine (SVM) classifier, 3D physics engine, touch pressure measurement capabilities, and multithreaded parallel processing algorithms. The innovation in physics-based multitouch software design and support vector machine (SVM)-based gesture classification enables intuitive gesture operation and parallel processing for 3D manipulations. The integration of AMTGO and the Depth-Separated Screen Space (DS3) technique allows touch input from multiple users to manipulate complex 3D objects with up to six degrees of freedom. In Phase I, a proof-of-concept software prototype will be developed to demonstrate the feasibility of the AMTGO technology in performing advanced multitouch pressure-sensitive hand movement operations. In Phase II, the AMTGO prototype will be optimized to demonstrate a fully functioning multitouch system, with a complete library of multitouch hand movements provided by the Navy. In Phase III we will transition the technology to commercial developers and government research and development facilities.

Principal Investigator:

Christian Suh
Software Engineer
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No