Report: Kinect tech coming to PC and TV by 2011

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 15:44 GMT By Joe Anderson


PrimeSense expects the motion-based technology it provided for Kinect to be integrated into PCs and cable boxes by 2011.

According to company VP Adi Berenson, the firm has already signed deals for the tech, and one cable provider intends to launch a gesture-controlled set-top box by summer 2011.

The technology will work just like Kinect, using a pair of 640 x 480 camera sensors to measure user position in 3D space; however, other features such as Kinect’s voice recognition will not be implemented, as it was created and added by Microsoft.

Berenson added that the company is also working on getting the cameras built into televisions sets, so the tech can “provide natural human control over TV-based media consumption”.

The future is now, we reckon.

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