A cheaper version of lidar could help make Stanford’s 3D imaging system available on a large number of smartphones
The Lidar fires the laser light and sets the number of times it takes to bounce off the target and back into the phone. It can be used to measure how fast an object is moving, how far it is, whether it is approaching or far away, and whether it will intersect with another object. Lidar is already used on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to improve focus in low light and night mode.
iPhone 13 Pro models use lidar to improve low-light photography
Kabayama added, “Whether you’re a CrossFit junkie, a weekend golfer, or a Peloton enthusiast, the risk of physical injury is there and for many, it’s an ongoing battle. Professional athletes have access to 3D technology that acts as a way to reduce performance related performance. But most of us regular athletes don’t.”
Every day athletes can access the same injury-reduction information as professionals if bringing 3D capabilities to smartphones lowers the cost of using 3D technology. “With most injuries from stress, improper form, or other poor body mechanics, 3D imaging can make identifying areas of improvement—whether it be a shape or parts of the body to strengthen—a seamless task,” Kabayama continues.
3D capabilities on smartphone cameras will also improve security
Another 3D company CEO is Hans Hansen, CEO of Brand 3D. Hansen stated, “With 3D cameras, you will be able to capture scenes and objects that remote people will be able to experience as if they were physically in the room. This will serve as a cornerstone for remote working, learning and safe distances during epidemic outbreaks, as well as for diagnosing, treating, and repairing jobs in healthcare, technology, and manufacturing sectors.”
Collecting more in-depth information will get more data about your face to your phone. This should reduce the number of times facial recognition fails to recognize your face and also protect you from attackers trying to break into your phone.