Top 5 use cases for Intel’s Real-Sense Technology

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We’re sure that many of you have heard of Intel’s Real-Sense technology* by now, perhaps some of you may even have it on your devices. Today, we will be taking a look at top 5 use cases for RealSense™ technology in real world applications. Who uses it or who can use it and how.


But first, we must take a look at what RealSense™ technology is before diving into its use cases. So what exactly is real-sense technology? To keep it short and sweet, it is a depth-sensing technology developed by Intel. It allows your devices to sense depth and see things in three dimensions rather than just two dimensional flat images. This third dimension opens up a world of possibilities for you to interact with and make use of your computers and devices.

These devices are equipped with Intel RealSense™ camera technology that makes use of three lenses. The first is a conventional camera, the second is an infrared camera and lastly, you have an IR laser projector. It sort of works similar to the laser autofocus systems you see on smartphones these days but on a much more advanced level. The three lenses work together in order to sense the depth of objects by detecting the bounced off light and processing it through Intel Real-Sense software.

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There are several different applications and use cases for this but we shall concentrate on 5 different individuals who have different needs and uses.

Architects are a group of people who can really benefit from Intel RealSense™ . Architects are quite like artists and they take a lot of inspiration from their surrounding and structures that are already built. Normally an architect can capture a photo and use it later on for reference. However, he or she is only able to judge the design, colour and a few other things. Using Intel’s RealSense™ technology, he/she can capture an image and later on find out the distance between two points in the photo. This is really helpful in order to get the right balance in terms of length, symmetry etc which are things that wouldn’t be possible without Intel’s Real-Sense technology.

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Another set of people who can use RealSense™ technology well is designers. Imagine you are a person who designs clothes for a living. If you are to create a wedding dress for a client, you would require to have your client present in person to take the measurements since photos alone can’t help much when designing a dress. However, with Intel’s RealSense™ technology, you can essentially scan a person’s body onto your PC or tablet and later take a full sized 3D printout even. This can further be used to take the measurements for example and design a dress that would be perfect for the client even If he or she lives in an entirely different continent.

Film-makers too can make use of Intel’s RealSense™ technology as an alternative to green screens. Real-Sense technology will allow them to replace the background without having to place an object or person in front of a green screen. This essentially makes things a whole lot easier and faster. It works sort of like a portable green screen since you can achieve the same effects from anywhere.


Photographers can make use of the depth sensing technology to adjust focus in images even after the photo is captured. Intel’s RealSense™ technology is able to measure the actual real-depth accurately and not just make an estimated guess. Similarly, users can apply effects such as selective coloring or blurring based on the distance or depth.

Students too have a lot of practical use with Intel’s RealSense™ technology. It opens a new world of possibilities for them for their school projects. In fact, everything we mentioned so far such as the depth/distance sensing, 3D scanning, green-screening etc can be used to help them make their activities and projects much more fun, advanced and easier.


There are several applications available for devices that make use of Intel’s Real-Sense technology that provides the features that we stated and much more. The kind of apps are growing and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination as you have an extra dimension to play with. Intel also encourages users to make their own apps that utilize Real-Sense technology using the SDK (Software Development Kit).

For any further questions regarding Intel or Intel’s Real-Sense technology, do check out the sources below.

(Sources) :  Intel 1 | Intel 2 | Intel 3


  • The revolutionary Intel® RealSense™ Camera uses depth-sensing technology so your PC sees more like you do. Use the added dimension to scan 3D objects, control your PC with gestures, or create a more lifelike video chat environment. Reinvented video chat lets you customize your background, and share content with friends as if you’re in the same room together.

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