Conceptual Computing demonstrated by Intel through new videos
In late September, Intel introduced the concept of Perceptual Computing. The acclaimed technology company touched briefly on this concept when it was introduced during the 2012 Intel Developer Forum. Since then, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the prospects of Perceptual Computing, especially concerning its potential to bring some of the more science fiction aspects of augmented reality to life. Intel has released a number of videos demonstrating the capabilities of Perceptual Computing.
Videos provide some insight on capabilities of augmented reality
The videos show off some of the aspects of Perceptual. Computing, highlighting augmented reality experiences that make these capabilities more dynamic and engaging. Augmented reality is a large part of Intel’s plans with this new form of computing and the company is keen to show off how the technology can be used to create new experiences in gaming and entertainment. Perceptual Computing is more than just games, however, Intel notes that this type of computing can finally bring augmented reality into the realm of practicality.
Company driving hype behind new SDK
The videos are meant to drive hype behind the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK, which will provide developers with a chance to develop a new generation of augmented reality applications and systems. SDK comes with advanced motion tracking technology that is highly accurate. This technology could be used to develop a wide variety of gesture-based applications that could serve a variety of industries quite well. Those interested in using the SDK will need a Creative Interactive Gesture Camera, however, which they can apply for through Intel.
Perceptual Computing could make science fiction a reality
Perceptual Computing has a great deal of potential, but its limits are not yet known. By opening up the SDK to the public, Intel is looking to learn and understand the boundaries of Perceptual Computing and augmented reality. Intrepid developers are also likely to find new uses for the technology and produce some practical applications that are very similar to what is often seen in the realm of science fiction.