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Kinect has become the fastest selling video game peripheral of all time. One of the major criticisms gamers have placed upon the device is the fact that full game-play is typically done with 2 players, with only small features being added for more players than that. Breakthroughs from Omek today bring forth the possibility for a platform to use more developer-friendly 4 player support or more in 3D motion detection solutions such as the Kinect. This has been researched and developed to work on the new Intel Core processor tree which leads it to a high compatibility with future mainstream devices. Check out the full press release below:

2011 International CES -- LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3D motion detection developer Omek Interactive has collaborated with Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) to demonstrate multi-player capabilities using Intel’s 2nd generation Intel® Core™ Processor family and Omek’s gesture detection software. This opens the path for development of games with 4 or more players at once, using depth cameras to capture the gestures of several players in the room.

Tracking of multiple players performed extremely well on the new Intel® Core™ Processor Family, meaning that not only is there capability for people to play gesture-enabled games together, but do this against a backdrop of immersive visuals. This breakthrough allows development of sophisticated graphics and functionality to deliver stunning visual experience.

Multi-player movement tracking was tested in the laboratories of Omek, using the Omek SDK and Omek Engine for gesture recognition. Omek provides a software solution to allow people to interact with devices through their body movements and gestures, using any depth sensor or camera.

“Even for humans, watching several people perform actions simultaneously is difficult. Being able to do so with computer-based vision has been a fascinating challenge for us,” said Gershom Kutliroff, CTO of Omek. “It’s incredibly exciting to think about future developments, using coordinated actions or individual actions. Imagine if computers, rather than people, could become referees in sports game, and give objective results about every play on the field.”

Not only does the Omek SDK provide gesture recognition, it also provides a rapid-development Gesture Authoring Toolkit. Rather than requiring developers to code new movements, the Omek Gesture Recording tool learns to recognize new gestures by recording them performed by a number of different individuals, reducing the development time for a new gesture from several weeks or months down to a day or two.

Omek and Intel have been showing the current capabilities of the gesture-recognition engine at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9.


http://www.examiner.com/video-game-community-in-boston/kinect-gets-competition-4-player-3d-motion-detector-debuted-at-ces



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Re: Kinect Gets Competition, 4+ Player 3D Motion Detector Debuted at CES
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 10:48:56 AM »
“Imagine if computers, rather than people, could become referees in sports game, and give objective results about every play on the field.” - uh, no

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Re: Kinect Gets Competition, 4+ Player 3D Motion Detector Debuted at CES
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 11:20:23 AM »
We are closer to this becoming a reality!