Ten Sensing Functions Recognize Face, Hands, and Body
New Image Sensing Component for Easy Interpretation of People's Intentions and Conditions (Photo: Business Wire)
By adding the new HVC line of components to conventionally available software products,
In recent times, image analysis technology targeting human faces and motions has been incorporated into more and more types of equipment. Examples include air conditioners capable of automatically adjusting the temperature to the level that people feel most comfortable; lighting products with efficient automatic control depending on the presence of people, their movements, or other conditions; automatic vending machines that suggest a product that matches the preference of a specific consumer; home appliances controllable via hand movements; robots that can react to the facial expressions of users; cars that prevent drowsy or inattentive driving by recognizing signs of fatigue in the driverís face; and many more.
Still, conventional technology has limitations. When it comes to incorporating sophisticated algorithms into equipment, the CPU performance and memory size of the equipment are often insufficient. Extensive knowledge of software and hardware is required, and the development process is time-consuming. With OMRONís HVC, all the processes up to image analysis are handled within the component itself. The user simply needs to mount the component on the equipment to obtain information on the conditions and intentions of people.