The CatchEye technology is available for integration into existing hardware or software, such as webcams or video call applications. We are happy to discuss collaboration opportunities. Please contact us for more information on licensing.
The video chat problem
A video call does not feel the same as a meeting in person. It’s not possible to make eye contact, the image may look unflattering, and focusing on the conversation is difficult with distractions and clutter in the background. These drawbacks can make communication awkward, unnatural, and even lead to misunderstandings. If you want to change this you need CatchEye, which takes video chat to the next level.
The CatchEye solution
CatchEye aims to bridge the gap between digital and face-to-face communication. Our video chat add-on enhances the image to make your video calls more personal, engaging and effective. CatchEye helps to direct the attention to the conversation and removes distractions. In addition, CatchEye enables eye contact, which is one of the most important aspects of human communication and essential for building trust.
The CatchEye software tracks and maps the shape of the subject’s face, and is able to process the video image to correct all the problems mentioned above. All this is done in real-time as the video is streamed. Our software add-on works with all popular video chat systems such as Skype, Hangouts, Vidyo and Zoom.
The CatchEye history
The CatchEye technology was conceived and developed at ETH Zurich and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology by a research team consisting of computer graphics and computer vision experts. The team commercialized this deep patent-pending technology, spinning it off into a startup company.