- Apple TV. The long-rumoured Apple television set - as well as the long-extant AppleTV set top device – could both benefit from motion-sensing and depth/color sensing, particularly for next-generation interactive television applications.
- Mobile and wearable products. PrimeSense has made a strong effort to miniaturise its components, and the next logical step would be to embed its technologies into mobile or wearable computing products. While often seen as a motion-sensing technology, PrimeSense is at base a depth- and color- perception technology that could potentially someday be used to recognise people – or to help the blind navigate the streets.
- Customised e-commerce. Imagine scanning your house – or your body – to receive custom-build cabinets or bespoke clothing shipped to you in short order. PrimeSense technology can already empower these mass customised scenarios.
More importantly, Forrester believes PrimeSense already has a number of enterprise technology solutions that will boost Apple’s presence in the enterprise market.
“Apple’s acquisition of PrimeSense gives the company additional ammunition in the drive to innovate its products – as well as a new foothold in the enterprise-focused technology market,” the report said.