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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-P-4074
Agency Tracking Number: N121-061-0480
Amount: $79,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-061
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division, 1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christian Suh
 Software Engineer
 (310) 320-3088
 ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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.

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