- Michael Schachner
- Vienna, Wien
Strategy & Innovation
Imagine NextGen 3D Sensors - What important problems would you solve?
Dear TED community,
I propose a new technology to you which may become standard in the next generations of consumer goods or certain industrial fields - Wide Range Time-of-Flight Measurement. While our technology does not capture a trillion frames per second as the tagged TED talk refers to, we capture 3D environments including static objects as well as motion with a time resolution of up to 1000 frames per second - All that within a radius of 32ft (or 10m) at a precision of 0.03" provided by a portable module (0.8"x0.8"x0.8") with low energy consumption. The use of infrared lets it operate in both dark and bright environments.
Certain sensors are already out in the market that are based on a similar technology and may be superior on certain dimensions but mainly not with respect to the very combination of specifications of our technology given its compact build for mobile usage. Imagine you could transform interaction between humans and computers, improve everday usability and/or provide social value. I would like to leverage your individual experiences and collaboratively discover the unobvious and new.
What problems would you solve with Wide Range 3D Measurement technology? What existing technologies would be complemented in their functionality or eventually rendered obsolete?
Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts with me.