Boost Technology launched the Tracer at the CSUN conference
in Los Angeles on March 21st, 2001, where it was very well received by attendees of
the conference. Tracer is available for purchase by calling 415-794-2937.
Editorial Contact: Marc Harris Gyration, Inc.
Boost Technology and Gyration, Inc. Partner to Increase Accessibility for
Physically Disabled Computer Users
SARATOGA, California, March 19, 2001 -- Gyration, Inc., a leading supplier of
wireless, motion-sensing input devices, today announced a newly-formed
partnership with Boost Technology, a manufacturer of innovative products for the
disabled market. Boost Technology's signature product, a head-controlled computer
mouse called the Tracer, will incorporate Gyration's patented GyroPoint
TechnologyTM, a unique method by which an inertial motion sensor detects natural
movement to control a cursor on a remote display. Users suffering from
debilitating diseases and other physical conditions that make traditional means
of cursor control difficult or impossible will enjoy precise control and a
seamless user interface. The Tracer will also adopt Gyration's advanced RF
technology, providing reliable communication and no line-of-sight limitations for
The partnership represents an important collaboration for both companies and
signals a groundbreaking move by Boost Technology to further address the needs of
the disabled community.
"Boost Technology's products, powered by Gyration's unique and patented method of
cursor control, mark a significant breakthrough for Assistive Technology," said
Greg Smith, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Gyration.
"We strongly believe that our technology can have a powerful enabling effect in
the form of assistive products. Boost Technology has the resources, skills and
focus to develop and market these products and, in doing so, lead a
transformation in this industry."
"The Internet has the power to radically improve the lives of the most severely
physically disabled; however, many of these people have been unable to join the
digital revolution because of the difficulty of physically interacting with the
computer," said Christopher Hayes, CEO of Boost Technology. "Through our
partnership with Gyration, Boost Technology is able to bring gyroscopic
technology, and through it, easy and accurate computer control, to many thousands
of people who would otherwise be on the wrong side of the digital divide."
About Boost Technology
Boost Technology's innovative products are designed to
address the needs of computer users worldwide suffering from various debilitating
diseases and physical conditions. Currently, the company is working aggressively
to make its product available to disabled public and private sector workers.
Boost's positioning efforts have been greatly facilitated by key U.S. Government
mandates such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998 and President
Bush's recently announced "New Freedom Initiative," which will play a key role in
expanding access to technologies that aid the disabled and remove access barriers
for the disabled in the workplace and in community facilities. The San
Francisco-based company was founded in July 1998 and became a Limited Liability
Company ("LLC") in August 2000. For more information, visit
http://www.boosttechnology.com. How to Contact Boost: www.boosttechnology.com
Corp: (415) 334-8246 Sales: (866) 266-7843; firstname.lastname@example.org
About Gyration, Inc.
Gyration, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of
state-of-the-art wireless RF and IR controllers, keyboards and motion-sensing
devices for Presentation, TV Set Top and Game markets. The company has developed
GyroPoint Technology, a unique method by which an inertial sensor detects
natural hand motions to move a cursor or graphic on a remote display. This is
combined with Gyration's proprietary wireless Radio Frequency network to offer
reliable communication between peripherals and a Set Top, Game Console, PC or
other device. Gyration offers its products internationally through direct and
OEM sales as well as through an extensive A/V reseller channel. The Saratoga,
California company was founded in 1989 and is privately held. For more
information, visit http://www.gyration.com/.
How to Contact Gyration: www.gyration.com Main: (408) 255-3016 Sales: (800)