LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Intel unveiled its RealSense 3D camera, which can help devices "see" depth much like the human eye, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday.
Intel describes the product as the world's first integrated 3D depth and 2D camera module. It can detect finger movements enabling highly accurate gesture recognition, and interpret movement and emotions from facial features.
Intel, in collaboration with other companies, will bring human-like senses to Intel-based 2-in-1, tablet, ultrabook, notebook, all-in-one and other mobile devices in the future in a new family of hardware and software products called Intel RealSense technology, of which the 3D camera is a member.
Voice and gesture control will take the place of the keyboard and mouse in the near future and computers will communicate with human beings in a more natural way, it says.
"For decades, people have had to learn new languages, techniques and commands to get our devices to do what we want," said Mooly Eden, senior vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at the Intel press conference during the show.
"Our vision with Intel RealSense technology is to reverse that, and make our devices learn and understand us. By equipping them with technologies that mimic human senses in a more genuine way, our everyday experiences, such as learning, communication and gaming, are transformed; and entirely new ones are possible," Eden said.