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Report: Kinect tech coming to PC and TV by 2011

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

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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.

More over on Engadget.

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  1. spiderLAW

    slow day huh?
    I guess it could be really neat with tv. PC, actually sounds like a better fit than the 360.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. cookiejar

    This is more like it.

    I personally think as a game input device, Kinect isn’t great, but put it in general computing or even something like a TV, it could work very well.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    Enjoy standing in front of your PC to operate Word then ;-)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I’m thinking of that Star Trek movie where Scotty tries to work the present-day computer by talking into the mouse. :-D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. spiderLAW

    @3
    If it is required. Im sure the tech would be set for different specs according to the media its operating or the source its connected to.

    But that was a pretty funny remark.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    yaaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    @1 – yeah e3 is over so everyone has took a holiday on revealing interesting news :P

    #6 4 years ago
  7. unacomn

    I’ve actually seen better tech then Natal running on PC for a while now.
    http://www.mgestyk.com/videos.html

    Instead of general flapping about the software actually can recognize hand gestures and translate them into input. And it doesn’t cost 150 dollars(I hope).

    #7 4 years ago
  8. S0meRand0mN00b

    funaly some fucking <3 for the PC

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Holesome

    @7. This is the same thing concept as Kinect and I don’t see any reason Kinect can’t do the exact same if not better. “Better tech?” I’m not sure how you can say that unless you have some inside scoup on both devices.
    Does this even have voice recognition, skeletal tracking, or face recognition?
    Is there even a released price? If not then how can you say it doesn’t cost 150? It might be way more?

    #9 4 years ago