Intel, Sheldon Cooper promote 3D camera technology

November 24, 2014 // By Peter Clarke
Intel has secured the services of Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on the comedy television series The Big Bang Theory, to promote its RealSense 3D camera technology in a couple of Youtube adverts.

The 3D camera is part of an initiative at Intel to move beyond the processor to apply its technogy to human interface technologies. The camera can be used to drive gesture recognition systems and enhance voice recognition, the company has said.

The RealSense camera technology was announced by Intel at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2014 with the news that it would be appearing in notebook and tablet computers from Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo and NEC at the beginning of the second half of 2014. However, it appears that the technology is being promoted late in the year as an enticement for Christmas season purchases.

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