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Bangalore, Sept. 28

Hewlett-Packard announced that its innovation, the Gesture-Based Keyboard, was declared the runner-up in the Consumer Electronics category of the

Wall Street Journal

's 2006 Technology Innovation Awards. The gesture-based keyboard was designed as an input device for Indic languages by the firm's research division here in India. "GKB has the potential to reach over 1.5 billion non-English speaking people, including Indian, Nepalese, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi and other phonetic script users," said Mr Ajay Gupta, Director, HP Labs India. The winner was a digital-music networking system by the US-based Sonos.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated September 29, 2006)
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