THE INVENTOR OF THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED NEUROMORPHIC VISION SYSTEMS

About Prophesee

Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems. Composed of patented Metavision® sensors and algorithms, these systems enable machines to see what was invisible to them until now.

Prophesee Metavision®

With 10-1000x less data generated, >120dB dynamic range and microsecond time resolution (over 10k images per second equivalent), Prophesee Metavision® opens vast new potential in areas such as industrial automation, security, and surveillance, mobile, IoT and AR/VR. Its solutions improve safety, reliability, efficiency, and user experiences across a broad range of use-cases.

Since their inception 150 years ago, all conventional video tools have represented motion by capturing several still images each second. Displayed rapidly, such images create an illusion of continuous movement. From the flip book to the movie camera, the illusion became more convincing, but its basic structure never really changed.

For a computer, this representation of motion is of little use. The camera is blind between each frame, losing information on moving objects. Even when the camera is recording, each of its “snapshot” images contains no information about the motion of elements in the scene. Worse still, within each image, the same irrelevant background objects are repeatedly recorded, generating excessive unhelpful data.

Information, Not Raw Data

Inspired by the human retina, Prophesee’s patented Event-Based Vision sensor features a new class of pixels, each powered by its own embedded intelligent processing, allowing them to activate independently, generating 10-1000x less data.

Capturing Information Between Frames

Using a fast-moving object, you realize that traditional vision technology is a succession of pictures and between these pictures, there is a gap that means blindness to machines.

We are not subjected to limitation, for the first-time machines can see between images. This enables seeing much faster. (Millisecond time scale) 

Event-Based Optical Flow: Understanding Motion, Pixel by Pixel

Rediscover this fundamental computer vision building block, but with an event twist. Understand motion much more efficiently, through continuous pixel-by-pixel tracking and not sequential frame by frame analysis anymore. Get features only on moving objects and use 17x less power compared to traditional image-based approaches.

Vibration Monitoring

Monitor vibration frequencies continuously, remotely, with pixel precision, by tracking the temporal evolution of every pixel in a scene. For each event, the pixel coordinates, the polarity of the change and the exact timestamp are recorded, thus providing a global, continuous understanding of vibration patterns. From 1Hz to kHz range, with 1 pixel accuracy.

Example Applications for Event Based Sensors

Industrial Automation

Industrial processes, inspection, monitoring, object identification, tracking, handling, high speed motion control/robotics, AGV

Robotics

Civilian drones / UAVs, elderly assistance, domestic robots

Healthcare

Rehabilitation, vision restoration, robot-assisted surgery, blood cell tracking, sleep research

Security & Surveillance

Motion detection and analysis, intruder detection, traffic data acquisition, crowd management, people counting

Mobile & Devices

Always-on visual input, user interfaces, air gesture, vision assisted speech recognition, environmental context

Automotive

Driver assistance, collision avoidance, pedestrian protection, blind spot detection, smart airbag deployment

Example Applications for Event Based Sensors

Industrial Automation

Industrial processes, Inspection, Monitoring, Object identification, Detection & tracking, Handling, High speed motion control/robotics, AGV

IoT & Surveillance

Motion detection and analysis, Intruder detection, Traffic data acquisition, Crowd management, People counting, Always-on visual input, Gesture Detection, Simultaneous Localization And Mapping

Automotive & Mobility

Autonomous driving, Emergency breaking assist, Driver assistance, Collision avoidance, Pedestrian protection, Occupant identification and classification, Driver Monitoring Systems

Medical

Live sample sterility testing for gene therapy, Vision restoration, Blood cell tracking

Example Applications for Event Based Sensors

Industrial Automation

Industrial processes, Inspection, Monitoring, Object identification, Detection & tracking, Handling, High speed motion control/robotics, AGV

IoT & Surveillance

Motion detection and analysis, Intruder detection, Traffic data acquisition, Crowd management, People counting, Always-on visual input, Gesture Detection, Simultaneous Localization And Mapping

Automotive & Mobility

Autonomous driving, Emergency breaking assist, Driver assistance, Collision avoidance, Pedestrian protection, Occupant identification and classification, Driver Monitoring Systems

Medical

Live sample sterility testing for gene therapy, Vision restoration, Blood cell tracking

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