While Intel did not reveal any information about wearable technology, the company did show off the Intel RealSense camera. Available for both notebooks and tablets, the camera uses 3D technology to sense depth and track the user.
During the keynote, the Intel RealSense camera was used in conjunction with software from Faceshift to turn a human user into an animated avatar. The technology is not entirely new, but is not yet widespread as it has rather limited applications at the moment.
However, to further expand the potential of the camera, Intel is providing an SDK for both Android and Windows users. It is also launching an app challenge for the RealSense camera with a prize of US$1 million for what they judge to be the best application of the technology. The challenge website is not yet fully live, but visitors have the option to sign up for emails updates if they want to learn more.
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