Intel announced a new 3D camera during their live press conference today that will, on their part, give Kinect a run for its money. Take the latter statement on a lighter note but it’s really interesting to know that their new 3D camera will be focusing on “perceptual computing”. Thus allowing the use of technology like voice recognition, facial recognition, and gesture controls.
The company announced partnerships with manufacturers like Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, and NEC that will see to Intel’s RealSense 3D camera be built into various notebooks coming out this year.
A demonstration of the camera showed its applications, including its ability to do 3D printing, recognizing and changing foregrounds and backgrounds, perform screen navigation through the users air gestures.
Intel announced themselves to be already working with 3D system, a leader in the 3D printing technology, and release new features by the end of the year. The camera’s ability to act as a green screen was pretty smooth.
Conversing online is now going to be shifting to a new level altogether. As for the navigation part, the demonstration showed how pinching and sweeping hands in the air can smoothly be recognized by the camera.
Details on the laptops featuring the RealSense 3D camera were not been given but expect them in the coming months.