Overview of Intel® RealSense™ SDK

Intel® RealSense™ SDK

Develop Immersive Experiences

  • Using Intel® RealSense™ technology, integrate hand/finger tracking, facial analysis, speech recognition, augmented reality, background segmentation, and more into your apps
  • Get started by ordering the Intel® RealSense™ Developer Kit

Innovate with Intel® RealSense™ SDK

Intel® RealSense™ SDK can create the next generation of natural, immersive, and intuitive software applications. It has many capabilities: facial recognition, hand gesture, background removal, depth enabled photo, scene perception, 3D Scanning and much more.


The Intel RealSense SDK support two cameras: R200 and SR300.

Face Recognition
R200  SR300
Recognition, Track Landmarks, Pose, Expression Detection

Gesture Recognition
SR300
Tracking Joints, Gesture Recognition, Touch less Interface

Background Removal
SR300
Digital Green Screen, User Segmentation, Video Collaboration

Depth Enabled Photo & Video
R200
Depth-of-Field Refocus, Photo Segmentation, Foreground and Background Video Mask

Scene Perception
R200
Digital Representation, Measurement, Augmented Reality

3D Scanning
SR300  R200
3D Scan, Mesh Data, Digital Render


What’s New

Technical Specifications

Required Hardware

4th generation (or later) Intel® Core™ processor
8GB free hard disk space
Supported systems: Ultrabook™ devices, notebooks, 2 in 1s, and all-in-one PCs
An Intel® RealSense™ camera SR300 or R200 (system-integrated or peripheral version)

Required OS

Microsoft Windows* 8.1 or 10 OS 64-bit
Support for Android* Coming Soon**

Supported Intel® RealSense™ Cameras

SR300 – Front-facing
R200 – Rear-facing

Supported Languages

C++, JavaScript*
C# (Microsoft .NET* 4.0 Framework is required)
Java* (JDK 1.7.0_11 or later)
Processing* 2.1.2 or later

IDE used for Samples and Tutorials

Microsoft Visual Studio* 2010-2015 or newer, Unity* PRO 4.1.0 or later for Unity game development

Supported browsers for JavaScript* development

Microsoft Internet Explorer* 10.0.13
Google Chrome* 33.0.1750.146
Mozilla Firefox* 27.0.1


Intel® RealSense™ Camera

Along with the SDK, developers must an Intel® RealSense™ camera to integrate the features and capabilities of Intel RealSense technologies into apps. There are two options, the R200 or SR300. These devices are an Intel-developed depth camera that supports full VGA depth resolution, full 1080p RGB resolution, and require USB 3.0.

Learn more at Intel RealSense camera details.


Check out Examples of What You Can Do with the Technology

RealSense App Showcase


Major OEM Systems with Integrated Intel RealSense Cameras Are Available Now

Devices with integrated Intel® RealSense™ cameras on Ultrabook™ devices, notebooks, 2 in 1s, and all-in-one PCs from major OEMs are available now. These cameras support Intel RealSense technologies and represent a tremendous growth and market opportunity for developers by creating innovative apps with these features and capabilities.

Check out the devices


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