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Time-of-Flight Cameras

Principles, Methods and Applications

  • Miles Hansard
  • Seungkyu Lee
  • Ouk Choi
  • Radu Horaud

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Miles Hansard, Seungkyu Lee, Ouk Choi, Radu Horaud
    Pages 1-28
  3. Miles Hansard, Seungkyu Lee, Ouk Choi, Radu Horaud
    Pages 29-43
  4. Miles Hansard, Seungkyu Lee, Ouk Choi, Radu Horaud
    Pages 45-58
  5. Miles Hansard, Seungkyu Lee, Ouk Choi, Radu Horaud
    Pages 59-75
  6. Miles Hansard, Seungkyu Lee, Ouk Choi, Radu Horaud
    Pages 77-96

About this book

Introduction

Time-of-flight (TOF) cameras provide a depth value at each pixel, from which the 3D structure of the scene can be estimated. This new type of active sensor makes it possible to go beyond traditional 2D image processing, directly to depth-based and 3D scene processing. Many computer vision and graphics applications can benefit from TOF data, including 3D reconstruction, activity and gesture recognition, motion capture and face detection. It is already possible to use multiple TOF cameras, in order to increase the scene coverage, and to combine the depth data with images from several colour cameras. Mixed TOF and colour systems can be used for computational photography, including full 3D scene modelling, as well as for illumination and depth-of-field manipulations. This work is a technical introduction to TOF sensors, from architectural and design issues, to selected image processing and computer vision methods.

Keywords

3D Reconstruction Camera Calibration Camera Networks Range Imaging Sensor Fusion Time-of-Flight

Authors and affiliations

  • Miles Hansard
    • 1
  • Seungkyu Lee
    • 2
  • Ouk Choi
    • 3
  • Radu Horaud
    • 4
  1. 1.Electronic Engineering and Computer Sci.Queen Mary, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Samsung Advanced Institute of TechnologyYongin-siKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  3. 3.Samsung Advanced Institute of TechnologyYongin-siKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  4. 4.INRIA Grenoble Rhône-AlpesMontbonnot Saint-MartinFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4658-2
  • Copyright Information Miles Hansard 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4657-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4658-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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