It’s a great pleasure for me to present this year at the CeBIT 2014 the new version of Swoozy – The Semantic TV System for which I’ve received last year a CeBIT Innovation Award. In the so-called Swoozy Entertainment Area Hall 9 F43 (DFKI booth) you will be able to discover a brand new way to interact with your television over gestures and to combine these with semantic technologies (Web 3.0).

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Have you never asked yourself how old the news presenter could be? Or perhaps in which town your favorite sitcom was filmed? Never wished to get more video clips of the singer currently being interviewed or to get more information about a car in this secret agent film ? If you have ever asked yourself these questions and wanted to get instantly a precise answer then you will love Swoozy!

Just imagine: you are watching a nice serie like Sherlock Holmes and *bam* for some reason you would like to know how old Benedict Cumberbatch is, or perhaps in how many other films Martin Freeman was starring. To find out this information you will only need to grab ( actually make a selection of the part of the screen where the actor is seen) and drop the name of the element in the video you have selected in one of the five zones on the right side of the screen. After a few seconds you will get a nice selection of results coming from the Semantic Web and other Webservices directly displayed on your screen. That’s Semantic TV and it’s soooo easy to use: you only need to use your fingers! A camera (depth-camera like a Kinect) or a LeapMotion can be used as an input to control the system over gestures. And if you’d prefer to take the results of the Swoozy search with you or continue to watch your favorite videos, you can even use your own tablet to retrieve and re-beam the results directly onto your television system with a dedicated Second Screen App!

Sounds interesting? So if you want to discover and test this new technology and have a nice chat, don’t hesitate to visit the Swoozy Entertainment Area! I will be happy to let you try out the system and I’m pretty sure you will love it!

Here are some exclusive first pictures of the new Swoozy System (including the Second Screen App):

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Interaction with the LeapMotion and the Second Screen App to select channel

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LeapMotion and tablet used to control Swoozy

More information: http://www.swoozy.net/
And:

http://www.cebitaward.de/preistraeger/alle-preistraeger/preistraeger-2013/swoozy-matthieu-deru.html

And if you are really curious about my vision of the television of the future and the upcoming new trends in UX and user interactions, don’t hesitate to read my article on the UX Forum:

http://www.cebitaward.de/forum-ux/small-talk-mit-dem-fernseher.html