Research and Investigation
With the improvement of image sensor technology, the application of image information is expanding in various research and investigation areas. In the field of science and technology, the improved performance of microscope cameras makes it possible to record the movements of microorganisms and bacteria that were previously difficult to capture. Sensing technology is also being applied in the measurement of scientific data in a variety of fields, including medical care. Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation offers a wide lineup of image sensors that combines a variety of features to meet the needs of a wide range of fields.
Digital microscopes are a type of microscope that uses an image sensor to process information obtained by the eyepiece for observation on an LCD monitor. Image sensors for such applications are required to have high sensitivity, high signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic range, uniform performance of each pixel and high-resolution. With high sensitivity in visible light to the near-infrared spectrum, Sony’s rolling shutter image sensors satisfy such conditions and contribute to better precision in digital microscope observation.
Scientific data measurement
Since Event-based vision sensors capture the movement of each pixel as a change in brightness and output only the changed data with low latency, they are expected to process data at high speed and with low computational load.
Without the framerate limitations of conventional methods, they follow the objects moving at high speed without interruption in the time axis direction and convert the images into data.
Event-based vision sensors are suited for gesture tracking such as hand movements, since they can capture the movement of individual pixels as changes in luminance and output only the changed data with low latency. Applications in combination with ToF image sensors are also currently being researched.
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