Friday, May 31, 2013

Etron to Ship Stereo Vision-Based Gesture Recognition Processor

Digitimes: Taiwan-based DRAM vendor Etron announces that its single-chip 3D stereo gesture recognition image processor, the eSP870, which will be shipped to a China-based TV maker starting July.

The eSP870 single-chip image processor plus two CMOS sensor chips are incorporated into one module enabling both the left and right lens to capture images at a rate of more than 30fps, Etron said. The solution also comes with a built-in 3D depth sensing controller, designed ideally for somatosensory games, Etron indicated. Etron also expects to enter the supply chain of China's white-box games console market with its single-chip 3D camera modules. Other applications such as notebooks, tablets and car electronics could demand the function of somatosensory interactive games in the future, the company said.

Etron's CEO and Chairman Nicky Lu demos the new 3D camera in this Youtube video shot at CES 2013:

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