Google continues to push boundaries with new efforts. Case in point: Project Tango, which uses special sensors and chips in a smartphone to measure space and movement around you.
Gesture control will be integral in controlling the smart home, but it’s still up in the air how it might be implemented. NinjaBlocks uses EMF instead of a camera.
The deal gives Apple proven technology (it powers Microsoft’s Kinect controllers) that could be used in a wide range of contexts.
The smart home won’t be built using apps and connected devices. To truly embed computing into our home environment we need better computer vision, projectors and a new understanding of computing.
Want to add Kinect-like features to your iPad? Check out Occipital’s Structure Sensor, which has two Infrared sensors and a standard camera, on Kickstarter. The device attaches to an iPad and lets you scan or capture 3D spaces and objects.
Microsoft’s SDK update for the Kinect offers a lot of new features, including more accurate 3D scanning
A patent filed by Microsoft shows off a head-mounted display with eye-tracking mechanisms and multiplayer capabilities that could bring Kinect Glasses to life.
The $80 Leap motion controller is out on the market at last. With a UI that allows for 3D gestures, and an app store full of games, does it live up to the hype?
An Israeli newspaper says Apple is in talks to acquire PrimeSense, a Tel Aviv-based chipmaker best known for enabling the motion control in Microsoft’s Kinect.
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