The Motion Contrast 3D Scanning Camera is Extremely Reliable

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 1, 2015
References: mccormick.northwestern.edu & gizmag
The Motion Contrast 3D Scanning camera is a device, designed by scientists and researchers at Northwestern University, that is intended to function as an economical and high-quality depth-sensing camera. This camera works by projecting an array of infrared light points onto a specific scene and then measuring how long it takes for the light from each point to bounce back to the camera's sensors.

This camera's laser is so bright that it can even be used effectively outdoors in bright sunlight, unlike other similar cameras that can fail in bright conditions.

If the Microsoft Kinect camera is anything to go by, the Motion Contrast 3D Scanning camera is set to have applications in a wide variety of contexts, from gaming and navigation to commercial applications.