Including 'facial gesturing recognition'.
An Apple's advanced 3D Camera solution, could be coming soon to their mobile devices? It uses new depth-detection sensors such as LIDAR, RADAR and Laser.
A new 3D Camera invented by Apple could soon be implemented in their iOS devices, according to Patently Apple. The cameras, which are still in development, will utilize new depth-detection sensors such as LIDAR, RADAR and Laser that will create stereo disparity maps in creating 3D imagery.
Not only that, they will also include facial gesturing recognition.According to Apple, one embodiment may take the form of a three-dimensional camera configured to capture at least one image including one or more objects, comprising: a first sensor for capturing a polarized image, the first sensor including a camera and a polarized filter associated with the first camera; a second sensor for capturing a first non-polarized image; a third sensor for capturing a second non-polarized image; and at least one processing module for deriving depth information for the one or more objects utilizing at least the first non-polarized image and the second non-polarized image, the processing module further operative to combine the polarized image, the first non-polarized image, and the second non-polarized image to form a composite three-dimensional image.
They also will implement advanced chrominance and luminance Sensors for superior color accuracy, and the ability to create 3D models by just scanning and rotating objects. Pretty impressive!In another embodiment, the three-dimensional imaging apparatus may be used for recognizing facial gestures. Facial gestures may include, but are not limited to, smiling, grimacing, frowning, winking, and so on and so forth. In one embodiment, this may be accomplished by detecting the orientation of various facial muscles using surface geometry data, such as the mouth, eyes, nose, forehead, cheeks, and so on, and correlating the detected orientations with various gestures.
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