Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems
Inspired by human vision, 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 patented sensor, 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 in Passage de l’Innovation in Paris, with local offices in China, Japan, USA and is driven by a team of 80 visionary Engineers and Researchers and is backed by leading international investors including 360 Capital Partners, Supernova Invest, iBionext, Intel Capital, Renault Group, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
With over 30 global recognitions and 51 patents, PROPHESEE stands at the forefront of Event-Based Computer Vision.
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Luca Verre presented the Prophesee view of the changing, connected world at MEMS World Summit held in Shanghai, China in March 2019.read more
Luca Verre delivered a keynote speech on wide-scale adoption of event-based vision processing technology at Image Sensors Europe.read more