Intel's RealSense TCS makes touchscreens touchless

Intel has some new technology to show off from its RealSense lineup of depth cameras at this year's CES. After announcing RealSense ID, a facial identification system that combines its depth cameras with a special neural network, the company has now revealed the RealSense Touchless Control Software (TCS).

As the name suggests, RealSense TCS is meant to enable touchless experiences, specifically for devices that currently rely on touchscreens. The tool is meant for public displays, such as ATMs or other kinds of interactive displays that are used by many people throughout the day. In light of the ongoing pandemic, most would prefer to avoid touching any surfaces that are also touched by others, which is why this would be useful.

In order to work, RealSense TCS needs to be paired with a RealSense Depth Camera D435, but otherwise, it's designed to work on top of existing solutions. Intel says it requires no changes to the core software or interface, and it runs on top of whatever software is already running on the system. The solution works with displays ranging between 11 and 32 inches in size, both in landscape and portrait orientations.

Intel will be holding a virtual demonstration of its RealSense products at CES, on January 12 and 13. There are no details on availability and pricing.

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