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LONDON — Chemicals giant BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has developed a single-lens passive optical sensor that can measure distance to an object and thereby 3D position detection and 3D imaging. Prototype 2:0 cameras for position and color detection. Source: BASF The company hopes to develop the sensor for a broad range of applications from consumer electronics such as cameras and smartphones to automotive, transportation, medical and machine vision and security and surveillance. The sensor is based on a "new physical effect" enabled by the use of specially developed dye-sensitized organic light sensitive chemicals. The effect is complex and described in patent WO 2012110924 A1. It appears to hinge on methods to measure the amount of light falling on a sensor surface and the direction from which it is falling while the light is chopped at two different modulation frequen...

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