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The most accurate 3D sensor in the world

Periodic Reporting for period 2 - Smarter Vision Micro (The most accurate 3D sensor in the world)

Reporting period: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

Challenge in Automotive, Consumer electronics and Robotics industries is to get accurate 3D information of an object, whether it is a human sitting in a car or an object in a conveyor belt. Ladimo Smarter Vision 3D sensor is the world’s most accurate 3D sensor to enable new applications. Smarter Vision Micro 3D sensor will allow Industrial automation / Robotics to automate processes assisting human labour where it is requested, even in a hazardous place where it would be dangerous for people to go. The overall objective of the project is to provide a SOLUTION = Accurate and affordable 3D sensor with Apps to be used in several target markets enabling new ways of conducting the works more flexibly and efficiently, saving energy and workforce.
During the first reporting period, the core components like laser, camera, optics and Diffractive Optical Element (DOE) were selected and the testing started and has continued during the second period. The mechanics and electronics were under planning phase and the Software was in line with the project plan. Works has continued in the second period and focused more on integration of the components, testing and validation. In the 2nd period, we have been gaining extensive traction among consumer electronics companies and have started Pilots with Samsung and Logitech and are in negotiations with Sony and Intel for a potential co-operation.
Dissemination and communication plans are ready and partly implemented to facilitate the awareness of Smarter Vision Micro for Ladimo target market and consolidate our current network of customers in the robotics industry. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we have not been able to travel to meet customers F2F and participate in events. However, we have further developed new ways of promoting Smarter Vision Micro using demonstration videos, thus trying to minimize the loss of potential for dissemination. A patent has been approved in Finland and Japan and will be now extended to global markets in USA, China and Europe.
We can already now see big impact of the accurate 3D sensor request while talking to different target customers. One potential customer is in Health sector where Helsinki University Hospital visited our office to see the live demonstration in which our Smarter Vision sensor could measure heartbeat from the distance of 4 meters. This is a groundbreaking innovation especially helping with aging population to be able to monitor elderly people at home and elderly houses. Also, many Japanese companies have already shown interest for this when talking with Ladimo team. Obviously, Hospitals are keen on this function. As an overall, Smarter Vision 3D sensor will have impact in several target markets from industrial automation, consumer electronics, autonomous driving (driver and passenger monitoring) to health sector in hospitals, homes and elderly houses. We are running pilots with Samsung and Logitech and are invited to take part in Sony Accelerator- and Intel Ignite programs.
Prototype for Logitech POC with 220 mm baseline
Stand alone product
Prototype for Samsung POC with 30 mm baseline