Etron gesture recognition module claims to outperform Kinect.
Taiwanese technology company Etron has announced an upgrade to its already impressive line up of webcam controllers, including a module able to record 3D images and video while performing gesture recognition at the same time. It can also be used in an outdoor environment, while being more energy efficient than Kinect.
By contrast, Kinect’s camera cannot produce 3-D images during 3-D motion recognition and is only suitable for use indoors. “We have our own secret sauce to synchronize and process camera information using low cost CMOS sensors,”
While the product won’t be sold to consumers as plug-and-play product, you can expect to see it in upcoming TV’s, all-in-one PC’s, notebooks and tablets to allow interactive control of media and a wider variety of gaming experiences.