Sight For Your Device
Position information is crucial for mobile devices. But for many applications, the wide-spread global positioning system (GPS) is unsuited: it does not work indoors, it is too slow and too imprecise. These limitations can be overcome with new algorithms that extract position information from camera data.
DRONES AND ROBOTS
To operate in unknown terrains, smart drones and robots require fast and precise position information as well as 3D maps of their environment. Our visual positioning systems (VPS) deliver this information and thereby enable new applications in the field of automated agriculture, mining, inspection or logistics.
For virtual and augmented reality on head-mounted displays, these devices need to know the position and orientation of the viewer. To create a convincing illusion of reality, this position estimation and the according screen update have to happen within milliseconds which requires the fast position estimation we can deliver.
SILICON EYE CHIP
Instead of using conventional camera chips for our visual positioning systems, we are designing and manufacturing highly efficient vision sensor chips. These chips contain smart pixels that compress the information in the pixel and thereby allow saving time, power and computation.
Smart vision chips that are inspired by the way our eyes process visual information give our VPS unique abilities.
PROF. TOBI DELBRUCK
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On Tuesday (12.4.16) Christian successfully presented Insightness and its developments in the CTI Startup Coaching program to the CTI Certification Board. Insightness got awarded with the official CTI Start-Up Label which certifies that we are “ready for sustainable business development”. We would like to thank our CTI Startup Coach Christoph Heidelberger for all of his[…]
This great article explains the requirement for efficient and power-saving positioning systems such as the visual positioning systems developed by Insightness. We can only recommend reading the article to get a better understanding for the need for our Silicon Eye technology: http://venturebeat.com/2016/02/24/why-positional-tracking-for-mobile-virtual-reality-is-so-damn-hard/
On the last page of today’s Tages-Anzeiger (one of Switzerland’s biggest newspapers), there is a great article on Insightness and our technology. We suggest you buy a hard copy but in case you can’t, here is the link to the online version: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/wenn-roboter-wie-menschen-sehen/story/24264172
The Comission for Technology and Innovation (CTI / KTI) of the Swiss Federation has accepted to financially support our project “Silicon Eye”. Once we have finished all preliminary work, we can start the first phase of this project which is focused on developing the next generation of Silicon Eye vision sensor. The project is a[…]
Our colleagues from Paris and Baltimore who work with the same technology as we do, have written an interesting article on the Silicon Eye technology. This article is published in the IEEE Spectrum, the flagship magazine of the IEEE, the largest international professional organization for electrical engineers and other technologists. This is the link to[…]
Insightness is maturing: Raphael Berner, the inventor of the DAVIS technology (latest Silicon Eye vision sensors) joined Insightness on the 1. December. He is one of the most experienced chip designers in the field and author of multiple papers and patents. We are happy to have him on board to lead our chip design efforts:[…]
Check out this map with the European startups active in the field of virtual reality created by Greenlight VR and Virtual Umbarella. Insightness can be found in the top right corner. http://vrfocus.com/archives/22724/greenlight-vr-and-virtual-umbrella-reveal-european-vr-ecosystem-map/
Insightness is happy to announce to be one of the case studies in the latest augmented reality market research study by Juniper Research. This study can be found under http://www.juniperresearch.com/researchstore/enabling-technologies/augmented-reality/market-trends-competitive-landscape
We are proud to be portrayed in the latest issue of the “BILANZ”, a Swiss economics magazine. Buy the latest issue or have a read of the online version: http://www.bilanz.ch/unternehmen/die-kamera-maenner-von-insightness-423325
SwissNex Boston who co-organized the Venture Leaders trip of the Swiss National Startup Team to Boston and New York City wrote a great summary about the trip. We would like to thank Niccolo, Francesca and David from SwissNex Boston, Oliver and Cyril NYC as well as Jordi and Beat from the Venture Lab for the[…]