In November 2013, Apple spent US$360 million to acquire PrimeSense, a key player in 3D gesture sensing control industry. This news has raised speculation that Apple is going to move forward from its current multi-touch control to 3D gesture sensing control in the future. Meanwhile, Microsoft, Google, Sony, Samsung are also actively deploying in this field. This report surveys major technology of 3D gesture sensing control, conducts a thorough analysis on current patents, and pinpoints 10 significant patents worth noting in the future.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Overview of Major Technologies Used to Measure Objects in 3D
2. Pros & Cons of Major 3D Gesture Sensing Control Technologies
2.1. Structured Light Scanning
2.2. Time of Flight
3. Patent Mining of 3D Gesture Sensing Control Technologies
3.1. Patent Search Procedure
3.2. Results of Patent Mining
3.3. Results of Patent Index Analysis
4. Tracking and Observing Highlights
4.1. Industry Aspect
4.2. Technology Aspect
4.3. Patent Aspect
List of Topics
3DV Systems, AMD, Apple, ARM, ASUS, Canesta, Ceva, Cognivue Corp, Eedoo, Etron, EyeSight, Flutter, Google, Honda Motor, Infineon, Intel, JDSU, Meas Imaging, Microsoft, Motorola, Movea, Nokia, Oblong Industries, Omek, Panasonic, Pixar Imaging, PMD, Pointgrab, PrimeSense, Qualcomm, Samsung, Softkinetic, Sony, Synaptics, Texas Instrument, USPTO.