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Making sense of RealSense

Lights…(3D) cameras…(RealSense) action. You’ve all heard the buzz around Intel’s RealSense technology by now. It can recognise speech, movement, even facial expressions and brings a new dimension to interactive apps. With devices featuring RealSense technology hitting the shelves in 2015, Intel was keen to give developers a chance to test it out in advance.

On Tuesday 25th November, Intel brought together a group of developers eager to get to grips with the technology at London RealSense Hands-on Lab. Kicking off the event, Intel’s RealSense experts demonstrated how the cameras scan and measure everything from the depth and dimension to the colours and contours of objects. Then it was on to a quick tutorial on how to code your own app with the RealSense SDK and really make the most of what the cameras can do.

Then it was over to the developers. While some had experience in Perceptual Computing or 3D virtual reality, for others it was their first attempt at using any type of sense technology. However, the developing workshop proved it’s not about experience, but about exploring how you can interweave real-life senses and game technology – and the results were looking good after just a few hours.

Disappointed you missed out? Don’t worry! Whether you’re a first-timer or a virtual pro, soon you can start developing your own RealSense apps. Start by reserving a RealSense camera – they’re due to be sent out at the start of 2015. Then download the RealSense SDK and get developing! And now that Intel has teamed up with Unity, there are some great ways to setup the SDK files in Unity too, which is good news for the Unity gaming developers among you.

So if you’re keen to take your app to the next level, get inspired by some of these imaginative RealSense creations and get coding!

This blog post is written bySofttalkblog, and is sponsored by the Intel Developer Zone, which helps you to develop, market and sell software and apps for prominent platforms and emerging technologies powered by Intel Architecture.

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