THE GLANCE SENSOR WILL ONLY COST ABOUT 2 MILLIWATTS, IN CONTRAST TO THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIWATTS OF CAMERA MODULE ON THE SMARTPHONE, LIKE IRIS SCAN. THE BIG CHIP MAKER QUALCOMM WANTS YOUR DEVICE TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU. AND THEY CAN DO IT WITH INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TODAY.
The company is developing a technology that encapsulates a lens, a visual sensor that is a low-speed processor that can run algorithms related to the visual perception of machines. This module, called Glance, is much cheaper than a camera and uses less power, but it can identify people, find out if they are Perform certain actions (such as dancing or moving forward or backward relative to the sensor), and even recognizing certain gestures.
Every company working in the field of computers is trying to create a form of sighting machinery, which includes self autopilot and auto dumpers. Although Glance is still in beta testing at Qualcomm Research and Development, it brings great benefit to take advantage of their great position in the energy-saving computing industry. They could use it in this booming market.
Smartphone manufacturers and sensor vendors have said the technology will play a huge role in bringing new features to smartphones and home appliances.
On smartphones, Glance’s hardware will become a completely new security feature, said Jeff Henckels, director of product development and enterprise development at Qualcomm. He says many of the giants are investing heavily in retinal scanners to unlock phones, such as the Galaxy S8. But the camera will continue to operate, resulting in battery-consuming conditions. This Glance sensor will only cost about 2 milliwatts of electricity, in stark contrast to the hundreds of milliwatts of camera module on the phone.
Henckels says the Glance power saving sensor can work continuously without a break. With a modest resolution of only 320 x 240, it is difficult to perform tasks such as identifying the iris or iris of an employer, but it can tell when someone is facing the screen and activate the front camera to scan the retina of the owner, saving quite a bit of time and effort.
For home appliances and toys, Glance will help them recognize the world around them. A doll can know when a baby is playing with it.
Henckels also revealed that the hardware and software development test kit for Glance is in the hands of device manufacturers, and especially smartphone companies are looking to use it to support the retina scan feature. He declined to disclose which product information will be integrated into the technology, as well as when Qualcomm will officially commercialize it. It will likely be a long time to see its shadow appear on the market.
Glance is not really a camera, but it can collect more information than a normal image sensor. It will help protect your home and shine in the care of the elderly. Qualcomm also emphasized that Glace does not have the ability to store or send images. The only data that this sensor sends to the device is just what it sees – for example, the way it sees a person, for example. Qualcomm and companies think that this new visual feature for machines will somewhat mitigate current privacy concerns.