Intel RealSense Webinars
Intel RealSense Webinars
Written by Sue Gee   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Intel's second webinar about its latest RealSense Technology takes place tomorrow August 20th. And if you missed the first one it is now available online.

Intel recently announced a contest for designing apps for its groundbreaking RealSense platform.  If you want to know more about the new technology there's a series of eseminars in which you can get detailed information and also ask questions.



On August 20th the presentation Enabling a More Natural Future For Your Application User Interfaces promises to help developers appreciate how natural user interfaces have the potential to adopted in a wide variety of different usage models that go beyond fun and games and will help make the world a better place.

It follows on from last week's seminar It's Coming: Your Apps Will See and Hear in which Eric Manton outlined the technology provided by Intel's RealSense, including details of its camera which was revealed to be very small - as the use of a US quarter coin demonstrates:

The live audience also learned that in the first instance the SDK, which will be available only for Windows 8.1 64-bit desktop environment in the first instance, as it has a requirement for Intel's 4th generation Haswell processor. There will be an Android version further down the line, but there are no plans for a Windows 7 version as was suggested in my previous article Intel $1 Million RealSense App Challenge

On the other hand there is greater flexibility vis-a-vis languages with projected support for C++, C#, JavaScript, Java (JDK 1.7.0-11 or later) and, by Phase 2 of the contest support for the Unity game engine.

Details of the way in which the RealSense SDK understands the four basic types of input:

  • Hands
  • Face
  • Speech
  • Environment

and the ways in which it goes beyond last year's Perceptual Computing SDK were discussed.

Eric Manton also provided details of the Intel RealSense App Challenge 2014, saying that there had already been a good take up and providing more information about the categories, including the fact that the 5th category is intended as a catchall for anything not covered by the first four - so whatever idea you have it will be covered! 



Even if you registered for and attended that event, you will need to sign up again - but if you do so you'll be able to access the presentation until February next year. The advantage of the live event is the opportunity to ask questions, but the downside is the rather off-putting form, from Ziff Davis.  

The start times for the event on August 20th is 10:00 Pacific time/ 1:00 pm Eastern time, which means if you are in the UK or in Nigeria they start at 6:00 pm and in Kenya at 8:00 pm. Once you register you will receive an email an hour before the event as a reminder and one afterwards with the link to the recorded presentation.  

Now that it's over you can still access It's Coming: Your Apps Will See and Hear held on August 13th, although you may need to register to do so.

You don''t need to watch the webinars in order to participate in the Intel RealSense App Challenge 2014 which, as we already reported, has a prize fund of $1 Million, but is a handy way to learn more about it and have your questions answered.



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