Some researchers of theUniversity by Stanford they found a new approach that could soon lead the 3D photography on smartphones. In fact, the study presented by the researchers plans to convert most advanced 2D photo sensors in optics designed for three-dimensionality.
3D photography on smartphones thanks to a Stanford studio
The study presented by the Stanford researchers would make three-dimensional photography available on many smartphonessimplifying the adoption of the system. As PhD student Okan Atalar explains to Digital Trends, “The cameras Existing 3Ds need specialized pixelswhich are difficult to produce in large formats “.
Instead “our approach converts the sensori 2D standard and highly advanced in 3D sensors, rather than developing them from scratch ”.
At the moment calculate the distance between two objects requires specialized LIDAR systems, who use a laser to measure the refraction time of light. But the Stanford study would make it possible to lower costs and apply LIDAR sensors more simply by exploiting the phenomenon of “acoustic resonance“.
The mechanism developed with a layer of lithium niobate from two transparent electrodes it appears to be efficient and inexpensive. And it could also use infrared rays to calculate distances. An excellent technology for photography but also applicable to the flight of drones, for example.
Stanford’s approach is just one of many actionable ones. In fact the WITH has recently developed a radar technology capable of mapping in 3D with a low energy impact.
The introduction of similar technologies in our smartphones is still far from the application, but according to what the researchers report low cost and ease of implementation they could quickly change the situation. Every year, smartphones offer technologies to improve photographs. Perhaps the next one could be a novelty in three dimensions.