Toshiba SpursEngine

 - Oct 5, 2007   Updated: Jun 10 2011
References: physorg
Toshiba's SpursEngine processing chip is coming into the public's eye dressed up as a DVD player. This powerful chip is being used along with a camera to detect and interpret hand motions to operate a DVD player. I wonder how sensitive the gadget is? Will the unknowing nose-picker accidentally skip to the end of the movie? Regardless, we won't have to worry about losing the remote anymore.

Implications - The technology used in the motion-controlled DVD player is laptop-based and is designed based on the Cell chip that powers the Sony PlayStation 3. A Toshiba specialist named Akio Sakai has stated that the device can detect motion from up to ten feet away.