Belgian company SoftKinetic have presented their take on Microsoft’s Kinect technology at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC). Their sensor, called ‘DepthSense’, is being aimed predominately at laptops and ARM-powered television sets.
The DepthSense uses infrared time-of-flight technology, allowing users to make use of the device in the dark. This will also permit use in a more confined area than the Kinect is capable of. The sensor can reportedly discern individual fingers accurately at a range of between 1.5 and 4.5 meters.
A wider range of gesture-based products may be just around the corner.