Apple wins patent on Kinect-like depth mapping technology for 3D gesture interfaces

Apple has been awarded a patent for a depth-mapping technology for a Kinect-like 3D gesture interface, adding to the intellectual property inherited from its acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense in 2013.



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Apple tech applies machine learning to 3D mapping for accurate in-air gesture recognition

Apple continues to pursue in-air 3D gesture control technology, and on Monday was granted a patent for a machine vision system capable of recognizing human hand gestures with uncanny accuracy.



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Waving goodbye to gestures

Gesture recognition was supposed to be the way we would all interact with computers someday. But things aren’t looking too bright for the futuristic interface, with two significant products recently waving goodbye to the technology.

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Microsoft Research imbues keyboard with Kinect-like gesture controls

Kinect keyboard
Ever since Nintendo’s Wii, gesture and motion control have, more or less, gotten a bad rap. Microsoft’s Kinect didn’t help the matter, as users soon realized that it requires much less effort to press a button on a controller than it does to wildly wave your arm in the air. Microsoft Research has seemingly learned from its past, and has developed a device that aims to make gesture control require much less effort.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181518-microsoft-research-imbues-keyboard-with-kinect-like-gesture-controls

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