Premium quality 3D camera developed adaptable to any environment

  • July 21, 2015
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Inspired by the design and functionality of human eye, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed an inexpensive, faster 3-D camera called as the Microsoft Kinect. This camera adapts well to any environment such as outdoors and produces high-quality images. It is the most inexpensive camera up-to-date and it does away with the need for controllers and joysticks. It functions by sensing the user’s gestures, thus giving an enhanced feeling of total immersion into any game.

The new 3-D camera was developed by Oliver Cossairt from Northwestern University and named after him as Cossairt’s camera. The project was assisted by his colleagues, which included Mohit Gupta from Columbia University, wherein then 3D camera uses single-point scanning in a unique way. The new product is much improved version of other first and second generation Kinect devices which function by projecting light rays that are then recorded and processed to estimate scene depth at each pixel on the sensor but these are less precise than single-point scanners.

The previous Kinect devices do not work well outside because the sunlight overpowers its projected light patterns. However Cossairt’s camera, work even in the presence of the sun because it is much brighter than surrounding light.

“In order for a 3-D camera to be useful, it has to be something you can use in everyday, normal environments. Outdoors is a part of that, and that’s something the Kinect cannot do, but our Motion Contrast 3-D scanner can,” said Cossairt.

According to the developers, this 3D camera has immense application for devices in science and industry that are dependent on capturing the 3-D shapes of scenes “in the wild,” such as in manufacturing automation, augmented reality, bioinformatics, and robotics. There are many studies conducted by market analyst which tracks the current and future market growth prospects. Recently, Big Market Research has added a report titled “World Professional 3D Camera - Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2020”. The extensive report made by market analysts with inputs form industry experts offers an in-depth and valuable insight into the market growth prospects, key drivers and restraints and business profile of leading manufacturers.


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