Prototype enables natural hand interaction for mobile augmented reality

June 27, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
SoftKinetic® has introduced its latest prototypes at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai. This includes the latest advances of DepthSense time-of-flight (ToF) technology from SoftKinetic that comprise augmented reality (AR) and face recognition for mobile devices.

With head mounted display (HMD) going mainstream, mobile manufacturers have to make the AR experience complete. So far, the missing link has been the ability to use one's own hands to interact with the augmented world. The latest generation DepthSense camera module and middleware have now bridged this gap as they enable natural hand interaction in AR, making the user experience fully natural and interactive.

Another breakthrough is biometric recognition on mobile enhancing security and ease of use. Through fruitful collaborations with face recognition specialists KeyLemon, Visio Ingenii and others, SoftKinetic's front-facing 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera now enables a 3D face recognition to authenticate users as easily as taking a selfie.

Other DepthSense technology use cases for mobile devices to be presented at MWC Shanghai include ToF-enhanced computational photography, augmented selfie, and gesture control for AR.

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