1. Easy-G's Avatar
    I haven't heard anyone talking about the Time-of-flight sensor in the PassPort, listed in the full spec sheet. I think it's pretty awesome to have a "Kinect-like" camera, capable of ranging, built into a phone. Is this type of sensor featured in any other phones on the market?

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    08-25-14 10:56 AM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    LG G3, which makes sense because the Passport is supposedly using the same components. Also it's not clear if it is the camera, as it could be used for other things as well such as the proximity sensor.
    08-25-14 12:09 PM
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    08-25-14 12:09 PM
  4. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    Excuse my dumb question but what implementation does that imply except hand-free use of your phone ? Are there a lot of applications to it?

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    08-25-14 12:14 PM
  5. KporalBoyQ10's Avatar
    LG G3, which makes sense because the Passport is supposedly using the same components. Also it's not clear if it is the camera, as it could be used for other things as well such as the proximity sensor.
    Same right

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    08-25-14 01:52 PM
  6. Easy-G's Avatar
    Excuse my dumb question but what implementation does that imply except hand-free use of your phone ? Are there a lot of applications to it?

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    My first thoughts would be range finding, measurement and 3D scanning. Would be cool to have pictures with a "Z-value" assigned to pixels.

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  7. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    Here is an example of the kind of images it takes


    I also read on wikipedia that TOF cameras are used to position patients for radiation (in oncology) so maybe it can be useful in that field?
    08-25-14 04:01 PM
  8. zehjotkah's Avatar
    I don't think that the time of filght sensor refers to the camera.
    This is the press release for this sensor: http://www.st.com/web/en/press/p3397

    tl:dr it's basically a more reliable proximity sensor.

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  9. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    I don't think that the time of filght sensor refers to the camera.
    This is the press release for this sensor: STMicroelectronics Proximity Sensor Solves Smartphone Hang-ups

    tl:dr it's basically a more reliable proximity sensor.

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    thank you!
    It seemed a little over the top even for me, your answer makes more sense
    As written on the link you gave:
    “This technology breakthrough brings a major performance enhancement over existing proximity sensors, solving the face hang-up issues of current smartphone and also enabling new innovative ways for users to interact with their devices."
    Last edited by BroncoVAL; 08-25-14 at 04:46 PM.
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