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Canesta, which a year ago took in a $16 million round of funding, makes technology that enables people to control devices using motions instead of hardware interfaces.
Just think, no more searching for batteries for the remote.
Canesta displays a computer keyboard made of light, joining other companies that have embraced the concept of such portable "projection keyboards."
Canesta said Tuesday it received a $17 million second round of funding, which was led by Carlyle Venture Partners. Other investors include Patricof & Co. Ventures and previous investors JPMorgan Partners and Thales. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Canesta has raised a total of more than $20 million. The company has developed software to serve as an interface for mobile and wireless devices. See complete list.
Canesta develops a chip and software that use light beams as radar uses radio waves, enabling machines to do something that humans take for granted: get a sense of depth.