Reports are in that Apple has acquired the 3D motion sensing tech company, PrimeSense. The Israeli pioneer developed the technology behind Microsoft’s original Kinect camera but will not be integrated in the next generation of the Kinect. We can’t help but think PrimeSense may power the much hyped iTV to enable gesture controls in the living room.
Primesense, the 3D technology provider behind Microsoft Kinect, is set to launch a smaller, more sophisticated camera debuting at CES. Named the Capri, the 3D motion sensing device is expected to be 10x smaller than the Kinect making it capable of embedding in laptops, tablets and smartphones. It will also boast improved algorithms and sensing capabilities. With more devices being powered through gestures, Primesense’s Capri could be a breakthrough for media, gaming, healthcare industries among others. Take a look at their most recent YouTube demonstration to see some of the more common applications.