Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s state of the art technology is not only limited to PC’s, but the chipmaker recently showcased a tablet packing algorithms that can monitor your heart.
Using a technology similar to that of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s motion-sensing Kinect gaming, Intel has demonstrated that it can be used more than just for games. Intel unveiled a tablet than can monitor a person’s heart rate using “sophisticated computer vision algorithms.”
The Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) executive that demoed the technology told “When oxygenated blood comes to my face, we can’t see it with our bare eyes but computer vision algorithms can pick up the small changes in the color [of the face]” and based on which it can provide the user with health related information.
Intel might have used this
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) in July last year, confirmed the acquisition of a biometrics company Idesia Biometrics. Idesia is an Israeli based firm that provides technology with the help of which heart beats can be used to recognize users on PC’s and mobile devices. The technology is also capable of providing health related information. May be the recent showcase from Intel has something to do with this acquisition.
Over the past year or so, Intel has been working hard on the technologies that can communicate with the computer in the 3D space.
Just a few days back, Intel announced a $100 million Intel Capital Experiences and Perceptual Computing Fund with the help of which the chip maker wants to convert its vision, of a computer that can see and hear, into a reality. The new fund will invest in technologies or firms that share the same vision as Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s. The fund from the chip maker will provide business development support, and networking and technology expertise required to take the product global.
The chip maker also recently revealed that it plans to license SoftKinetic’s issue middle-ware, this will add to Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s current SDK for perceptual computing.
The technologies capable of interacting with gestures are already available. Israeli developer, PointGrab demoed a technology that makes use of a notebook’s web cam to recognize gestures. Some of the PC’s sold by Acer and Fujitsu, and Samsung TV’s already use the PointGrab’s technology. Also, iPhone has a hands-free app.
Also, it is expected that the Windows will have the features that can recognize new gestures, such as hands-free volume controls.