The Xbox 360′s Kinect sensor was a big reason Microsoft reported such a strong first quarter this year. Its motion sensing kung fu proved to be a hit with living room gamers, chalking up more than 2.4 million sales in the first three months of 2011 alone.
But Microsoft doesn’t hold the key to the Kinect sensor — that belongs to a company calledPrimeSense, who specializes in natural user interfaces or natural interaction (NI), as they call it. PrimeSense was named one of the year’s most innovative companies by MIT and its motion sensing tech received a nod for being one of the world’s most important emerging technologies. Continue reading