Sensor captures images and gestures

Sensor captures images and gestures

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The ability to do this on a single image sensor, as opposed to dual sensors typically used for 3D image capture, would be a boon to gesture recognition systems, the companies said.

Startup Dual Aperture has developed a four-color sensor that includes, red, green, blue and infra-red pixels, instead of the traditional GRGB Bayer filter pattern. The sensor uses two separate apertures, one for the RGB spectrum and the other for the IR spectrum, to simultaneously capture two distinct images with different sharpness levels.

Under the terms of the agreement Dual Aperture will license the technology to Siliconfile Siliconfile will then include the technology, together with related image processing algorithms and application software, into sensors and sensor modules.

Siliconfile was founded in 2002 and is now a public company traded on KOSDAQ.
Such sensors will be able to both capture and reconstruct a conventional color image but also provide real-time depth information. The depth information can be used to support refocusing of lens systems and also support the preparation of 3D image pairs for stereoscopy and for gesture tracking.

"Dual Aperture’s technology will enable new dimensions in photography with a multi-purpose camera that uses a low cost, low power, single CMOS image sensor," says Do Young Lee, CEO of Siliconfile Technologies, in a statement.

David Lee, CEO of Dual Aperture, said: "Because of its small form factor and low power usage, Dual Aperture’s 4-color sensor technology can be used in a variety of consumer devices, including smart phones, tablets, PCs, TVs and automobile applications."

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