Light’s ‘Clarity’ Depth Camera Could Be A Game Changer

“Light,” a former camera company has announced a new depth sensor that could be a game changer, upending LIDAR and computer vision based depth measurement, by producing a combination RGB image and depth map with ranges out to an astonishing 1000 meters. Presuming it works as promised and can be delivered at scale, this is astonishing news.

Some of you will know Light as a company that made a computational camera with 16 lenses at 3 different focal lengths. Combining the images let them produce a high resolution image with an adjustable depth of field, hoping to get SLR quality in a flat box. The tested their first product, and while interesting, it was not ready for prime-time. They later got money from Softbank. My presumption was they would attempt to use computational photography to

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Small brain device proves big game changer for severely paralysed patients — ScienceDaily

A tiny device the size of a small paperclip has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, email and even shop online in the first human trial.

The device, Stentrode™, has been implanted successfully in two patients, who both suffer from severe paralysis due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as motor neuron disease (MND) — and neither had the ability to move their upper limbs.

Published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, the results found the Stentrode™ was able to wirelessly restore the transmission of brain impulses out of the body. This enabled the patients to successfully complete daily tasks such as online banking, shopping and texting, which previously had not been available to them.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Professor Peter Mitchell, Neurointervention Service Director and principal investigator on the trial, said the findings were promising and demonstrate the device can be

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