Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems
Inspired by the eye and brain, Prophesee’s technology uses a patented sensor design and AI algorithms that mimic the eye and brain to reveal what was invisible until now using standard frame-based technology.
Prophesee’s machine vision systems open new potential in areas such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, IoT, security and surveillance, and AR/VR. One early application was in medical devices that restore vision to the blind.
Prophesee’s technology is fundamentally different from the traditional image sensors – it introduces a paradigm shift in computer vision: event-based vision.
THE END OF FRAMES
FRAME-BASED: A conventional camera takes an arbitrary number of frames per second, usually around 30 fps, in which all pixels record in synchrony regardless of what is going on in the scene.
EVENT-BASED: In Prophesee technology, each pixel is independent and only records when it senses a change or movement. The information created does not arrive frame by frame. Rather, movement is captured as a continuous stream of information.
Prophesee sees between the frames, where all traditional frame-based systems are blind.
10 – 1000x
Less data than conventional sensors
Enabling new levels of power efficiency
Prophesee technology functions like human vision.
Something moving at high speed will be sampled at a high rate. Something that moves slowly will be sampled at a lower rate, and something that does not change, will not be sampled at all. No excess data is created.
This drastically reduces the power, latency and data processing requirements imposed by traditional frame-based systems.
Onboard is the first device to combine Prophesee’s patented sensor and AI algorithms.
Onboard has embedded processing capabilities for Industry 4.0 applications, such as vibration measurement or high-speed counting.
It is now possible to perform theses tasks using minimal power and computational requirements thanks to the very nature of event-based vision, which perceives all the essential information, while overlooking the irrelevant.
Million $ raised since 2014
Prophesee is based at the Passage de l’innovation in Paris, with local offices in Japan and the USA.
It is the culmination of more than 20 years of research in the field of neuromorphic engineering, driven by a team of more than 60 visionary and global engineers.
It holds more than 50 international patents and is backed by leading international investors including 360 Capital Partners, Supernova Invest, iBionext, Intel Capital, Renault Group, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
A paper recently published by Prophesee’s team presents HATS: Histograms of Averaged Time Surfaces for Robust Event-based Object Classification.read more
Prophesee partners with GenSight Biologics to restore vision to the blind using event-based sensors and optogenetics Prophesee is happy to share the ISCAS 2018 Best Demo Award with GenSight Biologics ISCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems...read more
Event-based vision functions like the eye and the brain to overcome inherent limitations of conventional machine vision.read more