Your destination for advances in imaging systems, machine vision, visualization software, and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) technologies. Design engineers can access news, technical briefs, applications, and product developments.

Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera captures super-resolution images.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena
The camera can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects, shockwaves, and other phenomena.
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Video can be recreated from motion-blurred images and new cameras may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.
Tiny, metal-rich particles can be excited with a low-power laser for deep-tissue imaging.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
This technique offers enhanced resolution and improved system reliability for mapping and obstacle recognition and navigation for vehicles.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Smart Surgical Microscope
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Briefs: Materials
Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding
The polymer composite could replace conventional radiation shielding materials such as lead.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Transparent Graphene Electrodes
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
White Papers: Imaging
Back to the Future of Video Encoding

Have you ever seen pixilation, or have noticed face details disappear, confetti in dark areas or simply muddy video? These are negative effects of compression. Compression is needed to enable transport...

The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.
White Papers: Imaging
Board-Level Cameras: The Benefits of a Smaller Design

When too much tech can weigh down a UAV, you need lighter parts. See the kinds of compact board-level cameras being used to support aerial imaging, handheld vision systems, and more.

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Extended Dynamic Range Camera Imaging
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
A new iteration of sCMOS camera technology promises even higher sensitivity than prior designs.
A fleet of “roboats” could transport people, collect trash, and self-assemble into floating structures.
A research team has built a super-high-speed microscope.
A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
High Quality Optical Surfaces
Make sure the polished optic meets the requirement of a particular application.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
A new CT scan method using intense synchrotron radiation produces higher quality images within milliseconds.
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
The Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat, or “HEAT," uses cameras to identify facial temperature, and adjust the room's air accordingly.

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