Reduces Size and Light Requirements and Increases Frame Rates, Opening up
Single Lens 3D to a Range of Industries and Applications
ISee3D Inc. /quotes/zigman/461142 CA:ICT -11.11% , developer of single lens 3D technology, today announces recent industry-specific updates and advances. ISee3D’s innovations offer a number of advantages over standard dual lens 3D. Now, ISee3D is taking 3D to the next step with the introduction of a modified lens solution that cuts 3D down to size and increases frame rates, for the first time making practical a range of applications and bringing 3D to more markets, such as consumer, automotive, industrial, and medical devices.
“We were the first to introduce single lens 3D camera technology, simplifying the process in which people capture 3D,” says Tom Mitchell, CEO of ISee3D. “The latest capabilities advance the state of single lens 3D and will provide important benefits for consumer, industrial and medical markets.”
The advanced new technology dramatically reduces the thickness of the elements to fractions of a millimeter, making it possible to use the technology with a wider variety of lenses and reducing the space required. ISee3D technology is optimal for equipping webcams, high magnifications microscopes, endoscopes, 4 and 5K cameras and consumer camcorders – i.e. devices where space is at an absolute premium and performance is critical – with 3D capabilities. In the field of endoscopy, the ability to capture 3D images through a smaller device enables less invasive surgeries, and a new ISee3D innovation in this field allows a 3D endoscope to produce as much or more light as a 2D device of the same size.
ISee3D has also patented technologies that enable the simultaneous capture of stereoscopic image pairs from a single lens to a single image sensor. This increases the range of available capture speeds, enabling both faster (ideal for use in fast moving scenes and capturing slow motion) and slower (often used in medical and research contexts) frame rates.
Industries and Applications
-Medical – Enables a wider range of 3D endoscope sizes and a greater number of minimally invasive surgeries, including those performed by surgical robots
-3D Microscopy – Enhances precision and effectiveness for researchers utilizing high magnification microscopy
-Consumer – Camcorders, webcams, mobile devices: enables 3D devices that function as easily as 2D devices
-Industrial – Automotive driver support systems (i.e. adaptive cruise control, braking assistance, blind spot monitoring, air bag deployment, etc.), robotics, underwater exploration, gas/oil exploration
-Broadcast – Enables real time, natural 3D broadcast and smaller 3D cameras for use in confined spaces.
ISee3D has a growing pool of licensable technologies primarily focused on the capture of 3D through a single lens across a variety of applications, as well as partnerships with consumer camera manufacturer DXG and medical research company Hamilton Thorne Ltd.