Gesture Controlled Tech, Changing Restaurant Experience

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

GestureTek Systems Inc., has added a whole new dimension to the dining experience at the RichTree Natural Market Restaurant in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, with their interactive technology and games.

GestureTek is certainly engaging customers. There is a 20′ long gesture controlled projection on the floor (which changes between an interactive fish pond and a soccer game, etc.), four huge interactive gesture controlled projection dining tables that engage and entertain kids with games, as well as multi-touch for a 23’ long video wall experience.

Located in downtown Toronto at Yonge & Dundas Square, ‘kids’ of all ages visit the Eaton Centre every day, making the high-tech area a huge draw for all ages. Aside from the four huge circular tables with interactive games to keep kids mesmerized while eating, visitors can play in the fish pond, swipe the ‘screens’, chase virtual butterflies, grab at virtual apples, and have some fun while mom and dad take a break.

table“Interactive technologies represent innovative ways to make your restaurant more attractive, more entertaining and a unique experience that makes them stand out from the crowd and keeps the customer coming back,” says Vincent John Vincent, CEO of GestureTek Systems. “Gesture-based displays can be used either for information, for menus, for ordering, or for entertainment while you wait for your meal. Anything is possible.”

GestureTek’s turnkey solutions for restaurants and food courts can turn any dining experience into an interactive entertainment experience for all the family. Its immersive displays can be customized to engage customers in any kind of playful experiences that will keep them coming back.

gesturetek2GestureTek has also successfully had its gesture- controlled interactive surfaces installed on the floors and walls of almost 200 restaurants around the world –

“Every year thousands of new restaurants, cafes and coffee shops open in North America, with over a third of them failing within the first 12 months,” says Vincent.

“Restaurant business is not just about serving great food and drinks. It can also be about creating an atmosphere where the customer can be entertained and engaged, socialize with other patrons, meet new people and learn something new. Our gesture controlled and multi-touch solutions offer this and more.”

GestureTek worked with New York-based Infusion and its Toronto office to deliver this project.

Founded in 1986, GestureTek has delivered over 7,000 gesture controlled displays for location-based entertainment facilities, public spaces, digital signage, corporate locations, retail stores, hospitality venues and healthcare facilities. It is the company behind such gesture controlled systems such as GroundFX, WallFX, TableFX, ScreenFX and turnkey solution The Cube.

The company pioneered, designed, built and supports their own series of multi-touch tables and displays called the Illuminate Series. It is the creator of IREX, the first gesture-controlled interactive rehabilitation exercise solution for the health and disability market.

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