Perceptual Computing (PerC) is an organization within Intel Corporation tasked with the research, development, and productization of technologies for natural user interaction. The objective of PerC is to explore consumer-focused hardware and software applications of close-range hand and finger gestures, speech recognition, face recognition and tracking, and augmented reality. The organization is funded by a $100 million grant from Intel Capital.
In 2013, PerC launched their first product, the Senz3D, a Time Of Flight depth camera in partnership with Creative Technology. The camera is similar to the Microsoft Kinect, however it is targeted at gestural interactions within a shorter range. PerC has released an SDK to help external developers build games and applications using the multi-modal sensing capabilities of the Senz3D device.
Perceptual Computing Challenge
In 2012, Intel launched the Intel Perceptual Computing Challenge to encourage developers to use the Perceptual Computing SDK to create innovative applications.
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