Potential applications of RGB-D cameras in mobile devices

Wearables / Devices
03/13/2016 - 12:35 to 13:00

Session abstract: 

Depth sensing cameras have developed a strong mainstream presence over the past years. This is in great part due to innovation from major tech companies, together with niche products from crowdfunded startups.

This popularization of RGB-D sensors opens a multitude of opportunities for developers to create new applications and user experiences that capitalize on this extra source of information.

The use of depth data allows several computer vision challenges to be solved in a more robust manner, such as: detecting human pose, hand gestures, facial expression, estimating object sizes and shapes, recognizing nearby environments and much more.

Imagine that your current phones / tablets are now equipped with depth sensing technology. What types of game-changing applications would you make?