It's been a while since we last heard anything about Project Soli - Google's radical post-touch experiment unveiled at I/O - but it looks like the project is still rolling right along. According to a tipster, Google has begun notifying interested parties of an impending "Soli Alpha DevKit," asking that those notified fill out an application for the chance to receive one.

Google says it's looking for pretty much everything when it comes to possible applications - health, art, interactive installations, robotics, HCI, VR, and more are all specifically called out as fair game in Google's email.

The email says that those selected to receive a DevKit will get a development board and SDK, along with the opportunity to participate in a Soli Alpha developer workshop at some point in the future. In return, potential developers are asked to be patient, participate in the private user group, accept software updates, and make something really cool.

For now, Google notes that the DevKits are very limited, stating there are only "a few dozen" to go around, but the email also says the team is working hard toward a beta announcement "later this year."

Project Soli may still be in its infancy, but as one of the more amazing things shown off at I/O this year, it will be fun to watch its progress.

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