The new Lighthouse smart home camera integrates pmd’s 3D depth sensing technology.

Lighthouse includes a set of technologies: deep learning, AI and 3D sensing in order to provide a level of awareness within the home.

The pmd ToF sensor measures the time it takes for this light to bounce back from objects and persons, whether they are stationary or moving (like people and pets).

pmdtechnologies unveiled its 3 sensor at CES 2018 with its 3D imager and 3D camera. The company’s 3D depth sensing technology has the advantage of being integrated devices like smartphones, AR headsets, intelligent home devices or robots. It can be used in applications like animojis or face authentication (FaceID).

Technically speaking, the company’s 3D sensor provides 3 million points of data per second.  By making use of these data, Lighthouse can determine what’s going on in the scene with more robustness and reliability than what’s possible with a traditional 2D-only sensor.

Furthermore, the camera enables to “see” and understand the scene in 3D as a human being would do, therefore opens up a range of possibilities to analyze what’s happening at home.

Working intensely with Alex, Hendrik and the rest of the Lighthouse team was very inspiring, as their expertise in 2D/3D computer vision helped to tease out the advantages of additional depth information on top of the conventional images to understand the world. This result is a milestone in image processing on such a revolutionary device and showcases what’s to come in the next years. We’re very proud to be part of the Lighthouse journey,” emphasised Dr. Bernd Buxbaum, CEO of pmdtechnologies ag.

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