Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is trying to make PC’s more consumer friendly, and in a bid to achieve its target the company has started testing “perceptual computing” or in simpler terms using an advanced interface such as gesture and eye tracking to control computers, says a report from Venturebeat.
Depth-sensing 3D cameras
Senior Vice president of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Mooly Eden said that Intel would integrate a RealSense 3D camera, which would be the first device in the perceptual computing process. The camera would be used in smartphones and tablets to amalgamate 3D depth sensing with a traditional 2D webcam module.
While holding a module, Eden said, “It’s thinner than a Vegas chip.” Intel revealed its plans and talked about its products in the 2014 International CES, the tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.
“We’re moving more toward convenience as opposed to raw performance in the computing industry,” said Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch.” He added that it is to be seen that how much support it gets from the OEM and consumers.
Many devices to use the latest technology from Intel
In order to materialize the perceptual computing concept, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has entered into deals with companies like 3D Systems, Autodesk, DreamWorks, Metaio, Microsoft Skype, and Lync Scholastic. Intel also revealed the next-generation Nuance Dragon Assistant.
iJustine, who is a video blogger, as well as a TV personality, showed a demo of how the background of Skype could be changed while the user is on a call. Also, the camera will be able to detect the mood of the user by tracing the expression on the face.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is using a full HD color 1080 video camera, which can track finger movements, facial expressions and record the gestures. Products, which would be powered through 3D RealSense camera, are 2-in-1 laptop tablet hybrid, laptops, and all in one desktop. OEM like Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, and NEC would integrate the camera into their devices in the second half of 2014.
Through this 3D camera, various tasks such as video conferencing, enhanced learning, amplified reality, immersive gaming, and image capture can be performed.
Apart from the camera, at CES 2014 CEO Brian Krzanich showed off the gadgets and devices which would take the company beyond just being a chip manufacturer for PCs. The company showcased earbuds that would track the heart rate and a smart headset for smartphones.