Ten years of experience

With almost ten years’ experience of gesture control, Crunchfish has an extensive understanding of how gesture control works. We not only master the technology itself and how the software works with different types of hardware. We have also over the years built a deep understanding of UX and how the user most efficiently interact using gestures, which provides a unique and competitive advantage.

A strong team drives further development
Crunchfish has a world class team in the field of gesture control including deep knowhow in neural nets, computer vision and deep learning. Applied in the development of our software, this knowhow secures a state-of-the-art product with a major competitive advantage.


Crunchfish licenses its Touchless A3D® gesture control product to customers as an SDK development package. Touchless A3D® SDK contains a software library, an application programming interface, integration manuals, interaction design guidelines and reference software. The design of Touchless A3D® secures an easy integration with existing mobile applications.

New interaction concept – a new standard
“One-gesture for AR smart glasses” creates an intuitively simple interaction that is similar to how people interact with a touchscreen and relies primarily on one specific gesture for all interactions. By showing the hand in front of the smart AR glasses, a pointer that tracks the hand is shown. By making a pinch gesture the user can then select and move around virtual objects as well as interact with menus, scroll etc.

Crunchfish Pinch

Crunchfish Pinch – a gesture solution for implementing all touchscreen interactions in AR glasses;

  • A Pinch gesture implements all touchscreen interactions in AR glasses
  • A Pinch gesture can be detected and tracked by a standard 2D camera
  • 3D Pinch detection is possible using time-of-flight, structured light and similar 3D cameras
  • A specific hand motion can serve as home button in AR glasses, just like the home button on a smartphone
  • Algorithms discover gestures with high precision and low energy consumption


Touchless A3D® uses standard cameras of the type found in most mobile devices, including AR glasses, smartphones and tablets. The technology uses advanced image analysis, deep machine learning and neural networks to detect the user’s hands. The hands are tracked in real time in three dimensions to enable interaction with hand motions in the form of a command and more complex hand gestures based on a series of movements.

The product also registers image movements and can detect, with high precision, a quick swipe of the hand, for instance. It operates independently of underlying camera sensor technology and works just as well with simple cameras on the front of a pair of AR glasses as with the more advanced sensors like those often found on the back of a smartphone. For some functions, such as a swipe, the camera only needs to be able to provide a stream of images of standard video quality. Virtually all cameras can do this.

The software not only supports standard cameras but also 3D and depth-sensing cameras. A 3D camera refers to a sensor that records image information in all three dimensions and provides data on the distance between the camera and an object such as a hand.

Crunchfish in brief

Crunchfish is an innovative Swedish company developing and offering software technologies that fundamentally change how people interact in AR. The company’s technologies are licensed to hardware manufacturers and application developers and are presently available in millions of units from global players. Crunchfish was founded 2010 and is based in Malmö, Sweden. The company is publicly listed on Nasdaq First North.

This makes Crunchfish interesting

  • The company is one of the global market leaders in touchless gesture interaction.
  • Gesture control is expected to be standard in AR and other consumer electronic products within a few years.
  • Global network of customers and partners like Epson, Lenovo, LLVision, OPPO and Vuzix.
  • Crunchfish’s technologies have a strong and extensive patent protection with about 60 patents filed or granted.

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