Chronocam – The camera inspired by the human eye

Created in 2014, Chronocam boasts genuine expertise in artificial vision. Indeed, it was inspired by the functioning of the retina and the human brain to develop an unprecedented approach. Chronocam sensors function as a traditional eye. Instead of taking a series of pictures as a traditional camera, the Chronocam sensors record the motion of the pixels, independently of each other. Only non-static data is saved for processing. CCAM (common classification of medical procedures) sensors can thus capture images at very high speed (100,000 fps) even under difficult light conditions with low information loss due to compression.

Numerous sectors, starting with health, could find an interest: more efficient, more energy efficient and bandwidth, the solution of Chronocam is also a product of choice for the connected objects or even the autonomous cars.

The cameras will have many applications. They could be used in any machine that needs to ‘see.’ Such machines include smart mobile devices, gesture-controlled devices, self-driving cars, robots, drones, or vision restoration devices for the blind.

Also, as said before, the camera is better than traditional ones because it reduces the power consumed (it’s more energy efficient), reduces the amount of data produced (data require much less bandwidth to transmit and much less space to store) and thanks to these less data, the smart machines can make quicker decisions. This is especially important for self-driving cars, which need to make potentially life-or-death decisions in milliseconds. To sum up, our cameras will make devices smarter.

Sources :

https://www.maddyness.com/finance/2016/10/25/chronocam-leve-15-millions-vision-artificielle/

http://www.chronocam.com/about-us/

http://sciencebusiness.net/news/80014/Chronocam-start-up-aims-to-help-machines-see-like-humans

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