Flutter is a start-up based in San Francisco, founded by Navneet Dalal and Mehul Nariyawala. Their first product utilizes gesture recognition technology over a built-in webcam in one’s computer, that allows a user to control iTunes, Spotify, VLC, and QuickTime using hand gestures. The company received early-stage funding from Y Combinator (an American seed accelerator).

Instead of requiring separate hardware, such as Microsoft’s Kinect, Flutter makes use of the Mac’s built-in webcam to recognize the simple gestures of a person’s hands between one and six feet away. It can control navigation for iTunes, Spotify, Windows Media Player, and Winamp, with Netflix and YouTube support due next. Flutter is not designed for large movements that could be used in playing games, which limits it to navigational duties. The company says it plans to make money by licensing the technology to software companies that want to integrate Flutter into their apps.

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