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Brains behind Microsoft’s Kinect will soon bring similar tech to smartphones

Zach Epstein
January 24th, 2013 at 1:55 PM
PrimeSense Capri Kinect Smartphones

PrimeSense, the company behind one of the most exciting advancements in video game technology over the past decade, is setting its sights on the rest of the world. The Israel-based company develops sensor technology that is used most famously in Microsoft’s (MSFT) Kinect motion controller, and now PrimeSense has announced a new sensor dubbed “Capri” that is one-tenth the size of its earlier product. As Co.Design reports, the new chipset is small enough to fit in smartphones, tablets and a number of other devices, opening up a wide new range of possibilities. A concept video released recently by PrimeSense follows below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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