CSIRO patenting its new Smart Vision tech that transforms 2D images into 3D images
Australia's national science agency CSIRO has announced that a series of patents have been filed by the agency for its new Smart Vision technology which has the capability to transform 2D images from a smartphone or tablet into a 3D image.
According to the information shared by CSIRO, the Smart Vision technology which the agency is patenting can read the 2D pixels from an image; and can then transform the pixels into a real-time 3D face-sensing model.
Explaining the new technology, Simon Lucey - Group Research Leader for CSIRO's Digital Productivity and Services Flagship - revealed that the technology also boasts the ability to calculate size; thereby unfolding a more realistic and individual experience for each user.
The Smart Vision demonstration video from CSIRO shows that the 3D face-sensing model using the new technology is created from three images --- a front-on shot, as well as two images from the user turning to their right and left.
About Smart Vision technology, Lucey said: "Our computer modelling experts have developed a more accurate and reliable way to create a 3D scan of a person's face using newly developed algorithms that can turn 2D images from a mobile camera into a 3D model of the face."
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