At the 2012 Fall Intel(R) Developer Forum, we announced a new way of computing using natural interfaces, which we named Perceptual Computing. The Beta version of the Perceptual Computing SDK was released which can be downloaded for free. The current version requires the use of a peripheral camera, the Creative* Interactive Gesture Camera. But future platforms will integrate the camera into mobile devices like laptops and Ultrabooks. There's also showcase applications that you can view or download to get a first hand experience.
One common use we anticipate is games and visual computing applications. But we're encouraging software developer creativity in other areas like productivity and entertainment apps. To help jumpstart the software ecosystem, we'll be announcing details of the Intel(R) Percpetual Computing Challenge soon. There'll be significant cash prizes for the best applications that showcase this new technology.
In the meantime, download the SDK, view the demos -- and learn as much as you can. Post questions on the discussion forum. This is your chance to join from the ground up and be an early participant.