This is the Primesense Carmine 1.09 Short-range 3D Camera Sensor for short-range scanning. You can scan faces, heads, and smaller objects. It can capture motion just like the Kinect scanner which is based on the Primesense technology.
The Primesense 3D Depth Sensor is an end-to-end solution that enables devices to perceive the world in 3DD and to translate these perceptions into a synchronized image, in the same way that people do, thus harnessing the power of Natural Interaction. The solution includes a sensor component, which comprehends the user's interaction within these surroundings.
The 3D depth Sensor sees and tracks user movements within a scene. All sensor activity is performed without any assumptions about the user or the enviornment. No wearable equipment is required, making the solution practical, convenient, intuitive and easy to use. The sensor includes several optional sensory input capabilities: Depth (3D) Image, color (RGB) image and audio (the sensor has 2 microphones).
All sensory information (depth image, color image and audio) is transferred to the host via a USB2.0 interface with complete timing alignment.