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Oceanresearch / Documentation - USB 3 uEye CP

climate research with USB industrial cameras from IDS

At the bottom of the sea

The oceans play a central role in global climate change on our planet. Marine organisms and the structure of their communities in the water column as well as on or in the seabed provide us with important information on future climatic developments. This is true for fluctuations of a natural manner, but also to fluctuations caused by humans.

One of the leading institutions in the field of marine research in Europe is the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany). The task of the Institute is to study the chemical, physical, biological and geological processes in the ocean and their interaction with the seafloor and the atmosphere.

Laboratory automation - USB 2 uEye SE, GigE uEye SE

Laboratory automation solution with USB and GigE industrial cameras from IDS

Higher throughput

There is a growing need for automated solutions in laboratories, and the constantly increasing numbers of specimens and simultaneous drive to shorten process times are making robot-based analysis increasingly attractive in bio-analysis technology. This is also the case when it comes to automating high throughput processes. The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) has developed a modular laboratory robot system to perform monotonous manual activities. The detection and analysis work normally carried out by humans is performed by IDS industrial cameras combined with LabView and state of the art machine vision technology.

Sports - USB 3 uEye CP, USB 2 uEye LE

Golf swing analysis – uEye USB cameras improve golf handicap

Hole in One!

A successful golfer needs to possess intelligence, farsightedness, and precision. And achieving top performance is largely dependent on finding the right swing. Modern video analysis systems for analyzing golf swing and putting are now considered a virtually indispensable component of golf training, even among amateurs. And, for professional golfers, they're nothing short of essential. The acquisition and provision of high-quality video files for movement analysis is a core component of the training process.

Documentation - USB 3 uEye LE

Criminals foiled by facial identification technology with 18 megapixel cameras

Case closed!

British company Acumé Forensic is renowned for its evidential identification services, which are used to help solve a wide range of crimes from fraud to armed robbery and murder. Reliable identification of potential perpetrators is crucial in solving these cases. The identification process traditionally relies on custody imaging (mugshots) or CCTV footage, and is often hampered due to poor image quality. And, for forensic experts like the team at Acumé Forensic, poor-quality source material leads to frustration. That's why this Leeds-based company worked with the University of Bradford to develop a pioneering technology for unambiguous identification, with the ultimate aim of fighting crime.

Embedded Vision - USB 3 uEye LE

Embedded vision solution with USB 3.0 board-level camera

The flying eye

Besides 3D and robot vision, embedded vision is one of the latest hot topics in machine vision. This is because without real-time machine vision, there would be no such thing as autonomous transport systems and robots in the Industry 4.0 environment, self-driving cars, or unmanned drones. Classic machine vision systems, however, do not enter the equation due to space or cost limitations, while the functionality of so-called smart cameras is usually very limited. Only by combining a miniaturized camera, a compact processor board, and flexibly programmable software can tailor-made machine vision applications be developed and embedded directly in machines or vehicles.