Graphics Processors, who new someday these will be a prime part of modern day computer lab. Earlier these things was assumed only for video game fun. Now the second thing we got from the gaming business is the Depth cameras.
Depth cameras also known as 3D / VR / interaction camera.most of the cameras have inbuilt algorithms for face detection, motion detection, hand gesture detection, depth sensing passive or active with lidar.
The first one was introduced by microsoft named as micosoft kinect (developed by primesense israel). It was advertised as a motion sensing camera. This device is used by number of researchers mentioned in hundreds of research articles.
3D MODEL GENERATED FROM KINECT (COURTESY: Clearpath Robotics)
Advertised as both motion sensor and depth sensing camera with gesture detection. Suitable for both gaming and research. The pro version which is recently launched tagged as “For developers only”.
Comparison asus xtion and kinect
|Metric||Asus Xtion Pro||Microsoft Xbox Kinect|
|Price||∼$150 USD||∼$150 USD|
|Power consumption||<2.5 W|
|Distance of use||0.8 m < x < 3.5 m||0.8 m < x < 4 m|
|Field of view *||58° H; 45° V; 70° D||57.5° H; 43.5° V|
|Sensor||RGB, Depth and Microphone||RGB, Depth and Microphone|
|Depth image size||VGA (640 × 480) 30 fps; QVGA (320 × 240) 60 fps||VGA (640 × 480) 30 fps|
|Platform||Intel x86; AMD|
|OS support||Win 32/64 XP, Vista, 7; Linux Ubuntu 10.10: X86, 32/64 bit, Android||Win 32/64 XP, Vista, 7, 8|
|Software||Open NI SDK bundled||Kinect for Windows SDK|
|Programming languages||C++/C# (Windows); C++ (Linux); Java||C++/C# (Windows); C++ (Linux); Java|
|Dimensions||18 × 3.5 × 5 cm||28 × 8 × 8 cm|
Intel realsense was developed for application developers who are interested in depth or machine vision in over all the features associated with stereo vision.
Primesense was actually the first who developed the technology and later it was used in microsoft kinect. Now this israeli company is merged with Apple.
Creative Senz3D and BlasterX Senz3D
This is based on intel realsense can also be used as a webcam with video stream output in format 720pixel@60fps or 1080@30fps . Promotional price is $99.99 .
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