Earlier this month, IMS Research (Austin, Texas) issued a press release questioning if Apple and the iPad are falling behind competitors in user interface technologies.
The point of the research company’s commentary, to paraphrase, was: Sure, Apple has changed the game by bringing touch-screen interaction to the masses; but is that all? Shouldn’t Apple be also embracing embedded vision technologies in the next product release?
The industry still wants to know: Where will the battle lines be drawn for the next-generation user interface – beyond touch. Will it be gesture, motion, or voice? What about mental telepathy?
A growing number of FPGA, DSP and processor companies are now betting the future on embedded vision.
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