CMOS image sensor technology has turned into the new normal. Well, not entirely... For high-end resolutions above 50 Megapixels, users still require CCD imagers to acquire high-resolution images. But now, CMOS sensors are available with high and super-high resolution, and bring numerous benefits for developers of demanding applications in terms of quality, speed, pricing, and time-to-market.
Knowledge is more easily conveyed, exchanged, and retained with a high level of natural user interaction. E-learning and shared-working providers are developing novel interactive applications based on this principle. 3D image processing permits intuitive gesture control for the precise interaction between the user and the software. Currently, the depth perception required for this purpose is simple to integrate into mobile devices with small 3D modules for immersive user interactions, and an intuitive user experience. This article shows how only 3D enables this interaction and shows the advantages of modern 3D technology for developer and companies seeking for cutting-edge ways of collaboration.
Clearly, from an end user experience, a noisy image is not a good image. This is an issue made more difficult because of the high sensitivity of the eye for the smallest of deviations. Also, for algorithms, noise leads to more efforts in analysis and less accuracy. For a camera manufacturer, the noise contains a plethora of information about the sensor and the electronic driving it. Thus, the noise is a developer’s best friend and if carefully analyzed will lead to the best possible camera design and implicitly to the best possible image for a given sensor and electronic components.
The 10GigE standard provides all the advantages of GigE Vision, aside from being the leading interface for machine vision applications, with features like IP trust, different cabling possibilities and the easy synchronisation of multiple cameras. The just released 25GigE Vision successor includes all GigE benefits, but with a 2.5x increase in data and frame rates over 10GigE. The 25GigE interface used in the Emergent Vision’s BOLT and ACCEL cameras are the answer to the ever-increasing demands in resolution and speed, that drive industrial automation and cutting-edge consumer vision.
Depth Technology is becoming well established in Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and improves the intuitive interaction of humans and machines via real-time gesture detection. In addition, Depth Technology is proving itself in the more traditional fields of industrial automation, 3D-sensing machines, and inspection tasks.
One of the main objectives for visual image processing in production automation and industrial inspection is to achieve maximum data throughput. The increase in resolutions and higher frame rates on the sensor side produce a high volume of data for transmission.
3D sensing technology is a key technology to making human-machine-interaction (HMI) natural, and intuitive. This “Perceptual Computing” adds human-like sensing and intelligence to machines, and enables them to sense, understand, interact, with their environment and users and to learn from one interaction to the next.
The relevant information in many vision applications is encoded into the color of the scenery. This information in normal color cameras is extracted based on the three standard color channels; red, green and blue (RGB), respectively. This color reproduction technique is an approximation and it is often insufficient to reliably solve a given machine vision problem. Hyperspectral imaging overcomes this limitation by providing a greater number of spectral bands, while maintaining an adequate spatial resolution.