Face scanning camera for mobile devices

Jon Lawson

Inuitive, a developer of cutting edge 3D sensing, computer vision and image processing system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor, has announced that Bellus3D Inc. has adopted the NU3000 into its next-generation face scanning camera.

Bellus3D is focusing on high quality and affordable 3D face scanning for mobile devices. Bellus3D Face Camera will work on smartphones and tablets to create high quality 3D face models that can be used for video games, face surgery, digital makeup, face recognition security and a wide variety of other applications requiring a 3D face model. Third-party developers will be able to leverage the middleware and API to develop their own applications.

Utilising the architecture of the NU3000 SoC, Bellus3D Face Camera produces a high quality output from a simple mobile device camera through effective use of advanced image-processing algorithms. The application guides novice and professional users with a series of prompts to ensure that a perfect scan is produced every time.

One of the first applications to be built on the NU3000-based Bellus3D Face Camera platform allows users to scan their own face and then digitally apply makeup, allowing them to determine which 'look' suits them best, without the time and mess associated with normal trial-and-error.

Inuitive’s NU3000 processor incorporates two CEVA MM3101 high-performance, low-power imaging and computer vision vector DSP cores.

In addition, it integrates a dedicated hardware accelerator capable of extracting real-time depth maps from stereovision input. In the Bellus3D Face Camera the NU3000 replaces the camera interface, control &and synchronisation, MIPI to USB and the memory interface thus simplifying the design process significantly.


Bellus3D Face Scanning Demo