Single Camera Smartphone Is Now Turned Into 3d Depth Sensor By The Effort Of Microsoft…!!

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Last updated on February 28th, 2018 at 12:35 pm

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Recently, The Microsoft team turned Smart phones and Webcam devices into 3D DEPTH Sensing camera with a very few hardware adjustments that completely throws away the job of Kinect.

The team described the method of removing the infrared filter that is used to block unwanted light effects emitted from the photographs by attaching a small ring near the infrared LED’s to a Galaxy Nexus that permits depth information to be recorded by the phone in the conference held at Vancouver. Actually, depth sensing would require many visual inputs along with 6 cameras.

But now the team successfully used a great combination of low cost LED’s and machine learning to approximate depth.

The team focuses on the technique to estimate absolute, per pixel depth using any conventional monocular 2D camera with small adjustments. After the proper research, they found that they were able to sense depth and motion at a rate of 220 frames per second and they had to rely on the relative intensity of reflected infrared light to determine the distance to a point.

The Microsoft team believes that this new trend will allow at least increased number of prototypes for depth sensing applications in many ways. But still this method cannot replace the main commodity depth sensors; the team hopes the new technique will enable 3D faced and active systems in the novel context.


7 thoughts on “Single Camera Smartphone Is Now Turned Into 3d Depth Sensor By The Effort Of Microsoft…!!

  • christi

    Everything is very open with a clear clarification of the challenges.

    It was truly informative. Your website is very useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Muthu

    Wow, this piece of writing is fastidious, my sister is analyzing about cameras in smartphone, therefore I am going to let know her about conversion from single camera smartphone to 3d depth sensor, it will be useful for her for research, thank you.

  • Deepika

    Yes Microsoft has done a great effort, single camera smartphone has been turned into 3d Depth sensor but this method cannot replace commodity depth sensors for general use, our hope is that it will enable 3D face and hand sensing and interactive systems in novel contexts, you have provided a valuable information, thank you

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  • prabhu

    I like this blog,I would like to ad upon a point, data focused on faces and hands, the group wasn’t actually training the machines to recognize hands or faces, as we’d think of them, but just the properties of the skin’s reflection. The idea of conversion from single camera into 3d depth sensor is great

  • vidhashni

    Thanks for the post, very much interesting article about the conversion of single camera into 3d depth sensor. The team hopes that this will allow at least an increase of prototypes for depth-sensing applications in a variety of new ways and hoping to enable 3D face, hand sensing and interactive systems.

  • Arun prathap

    I’m definitely happy I found this blog and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!Microsoft introduced the concept of 3d depth sensor converting from single camera, I would like to ad upon a point. For depth sensing, the most important metric is depth accuracy. Structural light has best depth accuracy performance, while camera array tends to have the largest depth error.

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