Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets
With the demands and uses for mobile computers growing, manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve their products and beat their competitors. In this blog we will take a quick look at how the latest Intel RealSense 3D camera technology is making it’s way into tablets. Keep a lookout for our second post that will cover the uses of tablets with 3D cameras.
Firstly, let’s take a look at what an Intel RealSense™ 3D camera is. RealSense camera technology uses a standard 2D camera for regular photo and video, along with an infrared camera and an infrared laser projector. The infrared components allow RealSense technology to determine the distance between objects, separating objects from the background layers behind them and overall allowing for largely improved object, facial and gesture recognition over standard cameras.
At the point of writing this blog there are 3 different versions of Realsense 3D cameras, the F200, SR300 and the R200.
SR300 – The replacement for the F200, second generation Realsense technology allowed the camera to implement an infrared laser projector system, Fast VGA infrared camera, and a 2MP colour camera. Used in close range front facing applications, great for face tracking, motion detection and close depth detection. Listing the technical improvements over the first gen camera would take a while so in summary:
- Support for Hand and person tracking modes.
- Increased Range and Lateral Speed
- Improved Colour Quality under Low-light Capture and Improved RGB Texture for 3D Scan
- Improved Colour and Depth Stream Synchronization
- Decreased Power Consumption
R200 – Intel RealSense™ Camera R200 is a long range peripheral 3D camera. While front facing technology can be applied into mobile devices, we are more likely to see it featured in a rear facing specification. This is the unit that most tablets will feature due to it offering more real world uses. This camera opens up the potential of 3D technology to a whole new industry, using the same fundamental Realsense technology as above it brings new tools to developers and users that can save time, automate processes and create detailed visuals like never before.
In our second blog we will take a look at the application for this camera, such as manufacturing plants road maintenance and in the medical field.
We feel this technology can play a big part in the real world, automating processes, giving more accurate readings and increasing overall workflow.