The software, called MotionInput, was developed to enable touchless computing for a variety of purposes, from making computers easier to use for people with disabilities, to aiding professionals who have their hands full, like surgeons.
"What makes this software so special is that it is fully accessible," said Phillippa Chick, global account director for health and life science at Intel.
"The code does not require expensive equipment to run. It works with any standard webcam, including the one in your laptop. It's just a case of downloading and you are ready to go."
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No special hardware, internet connection, or cloud service needed, just a regular CPU and webcam