While three dimensional cameras aren’t new, Intel reportedly is working on one to be introduced in the second half of next year that goes beyond existing models in understanding people and their needs.
“You’ll add the ability to sense your excitement, emotion — whether you are happy or smiling,” Anil Nanduri, director of perceptual products & solutions at Intel, told IDG News Service. “The algorithms and technologies are there, but they are getting more refined, and as they get more robust, you’ll see them.”
By being able to accurately track the movements of a child reading a book, for example, it could be able to detect words the child is having trouble understanding, he said. Its enhanced 3D imaging also may be used to create more accurate 3D prints.
The cameras will be integrated into laptops and ultrabooks in the second half of 2014, and later in tablets and smartphones, Nanduri said.
(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)