Intel unveils RealSense hardware and software program line, together with 3D digital camera module
The takeaway at at the moment’s Intel press occasion? All indicators level to the RealSense product line — a lot of hardware and software program merchandise that “make interplay with know-how easy, extra pure and immersive,” based on Intel’s personal phrases. The primary product bearing the compound identify is the RealSense 3D digital camera. Intel describes the product as “the world’s first built-in 3D depth and 2D digital camera module that helps units ‘see’ depth very similar to the human eye,” suggesting that this is not simply an alternative to Leap Movement or Kinect.
The digital camera does full-shade 1080p and has an on-board sensor for gesture and face detection. The latter of which apparently helps it “perceive feelings.” It additionally acknowledges foregrounds and backgrounds, so you possibly can substitute that messy room and make it seem as should you’re Skypeing from the Moon. However, for those who’re in search of one thing extra sensible, you may also use it to scan objects in 3D utilizing 3D System’s Sense software program. The RealSense 3D digital camera is about to be built-in into quite a lot of numerous units come the second half of this yr, together with tablets, Ultrabooks, laptops and all-in-ones, from prime corporations like Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo and NEC. Seven such units are being demonstrated in the present day, and Intel itself has a demo unit.
When you’d relatively speak to your pc than wave at it, there’s additionally a subsequent-era model of Dragon Assistant from Nuance that might be a part of Intel’s RealSense push. Of, course, whereas all this sounds good on paper, it stays to be seen how a lot individuals will truly need to wink, level or shout at their laptop computer to get it to open Netflix or level Chrome in the direction of Engadget.