Chances are that you've seen futuristic movies where the technology is in every piece of clothing and is really easy to use, with hand gestures as commands or just by sensors reading your retina movement. There are several productions that could be used as examples, but in the reality, it is somewhat unrealistic, is not it?
For it happens that Intel believes this can all be achieved with a series of continuous progress and is betting that part of its efforts, giving rise to what is called RealSense. This news is nothing more than a new line of software and hardware systems with a common goal: to make technology more natural.
Focus On A Good Technological Future
In the words of Intel themselves at CES 2014, they are working for the more simple, natural and immersive interaction with technology. This means that the company is working to create devices that fit in your life and can be used without its own language command, as is the case with currently available personal assistance software.
Also according to what has been explained by the giant chip manufacturer, there is no specific limits to these new format of progress. Thus, we can expect these software able to identify our mood at any given time of day, and this is done through a hardware able to track subtle movements of the face - however, this is just one example.
Effort Has Already Begun
Contrary to what many people may be wondering, Intel has already started working with this technological future and put these into a film - but it is clear that the first steps are not that big. In partnership with 3DSystems, the company announced the RealSense 3D camera in this CES 2014.
The new module is a 2D camera with 3D integration, being the first of its kind in the world. Thus, devices that use this technology will be able to work with parameters in three dimensions – more like the way of the human eye - resulting in a technology that can replace the Kinect and Leap Motion.
Different Utilities & Uncertainty
The module works in true color and 1080p, and has sensors for reading gestures and faces. Thus, it is possible to interpret this gesture technology with a very high precision, and there is also the possibility to scan 3D objects very simply. Besides all that, this technology can be used in different devices like ultrabooks and tablets, for example.
Clearly, much work remains to be done and upgrades provided by Intel can make this concept come to happen. Besides, we also do not know how these technologies would be accepted by the public, since they are likely to require people to use devices in a different way. However, this is all very interesting, is not it?