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The most accurate 3D sensor in the world

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Smarter Vision Micro (The most accurate 3D sensor in the world)

Reporting period: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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 places 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.
We are in schedule as planned. During the first reporting period, the core components like laser, camera, optics and Diffractive Optical Element (DOE) have been selected and the testing has started and will continue during the second period. The mechanics and electronics are under planning phase and the Software is in line of project plan and will continue until the end of the project. Works will continue and focus more towards integration of the components, testing and validation. Work Package 5 (Industrial Upscale & Certification/Regulatory Compliance) will start in the second period with supply chain process, assembly and manufacturing planning.
Dissemination and communication activities have been 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 will be now extended to global markets in USA, China, Japan 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, where our Smarter Vision sensor can 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.