In recent years there has been an increasing effort to create 3D computer interfaces and televisions. Now, it may be time for the television to see us -in 3D. Since 1999, Canesta has been working on a range of low-cost, chip-based 3-D sensors that can be built into just about anything – from TVs and PCs to cars – and now the technology has filtered into real-world applications like Kicker Studio’s gesture control entertainment system. Canesta’s new perception technology chips can “see” three dimensionally in real time.
A thrilling application for this technology is now being showcased by Kicker Studio in an entertainment system that is controlled by gestures. The entertainment system can react to a number of gestures to allow control of audio and video content such as fast forward, channel change and play back. Amazingly, it can also be sensitive enough to a single control master in a room with many individuals so no more fighting over the remote control. (Photo: Kicker Studios and Gizmag).