We have all seen the amazing pictures and videos that modern cameras can take, with their superior lens and image sensors. But the latest patent by Qualcomm, US11711594B2, looks to take image sensing to a whole new level.
Qualcomm, the global tech giant, has designed an innovative image sensor device that captures images of an object using light from multiple wavelength bands. This device is like nothing we have seen before. It includes two or more image sensor arrays, a processor, one or more lens assemblies and/or a beam splitter, and one or more filters. The image sensor device combines different wavelengths of light to capture a multispectral image.
The main advantage of this device is that it can capture a much wider range of information than conventional image sensors. This can be used for a variety of tasks, such as object classification, face recognition, motion detection, object/feature tracking, gesture detection, user authentication, autonomous driving, and the like. For example, the data captured by the device can be used for liveness detection and/or biometric authentication, which can help prevent fraud and other malicious activities.
The device can also be used for tasks such as depth-sensing, location tracking, augmented reality, and virtual reality. By capturing a wider range of information, the device can help create more realistic virtual environments and more immersive augmented reality experiences.
The image sensor device can also be used in medical applications. For example, it can be used for diagnostics, such as detecting diseases or conditions in the human eye. It can also be used to detect early signs of eye diseases, which can help with early diagnosis and treatment.
Qualcomm has also stated that the image sensor device can be used in industrial applications. By capturing more information, it can help machines better understand their environment and make better decisions. This could help improve the speed and accuracy of industrial processes.
Overall, Qualcomm's image sensor device is a revolutionary technology that could have a wide range of applications. It is still uncertain whether this patent will make it to the market, but the possibilities are exciting to think about. The device could help create more secure authentication systems, more immersive augmented and virtual reality experiences, better industrial processes, and more accurate medical diagnostics. We can only wait and see what this amazing device could do if it becomes available.