Product development updates
31 May 2017
We are now getting into the testing stage. We alter such things as the haptic information transmitted through the wrist band, which enables us a better understanding of the proximity to objects.
The latest images show the Ripple Time of Flight unit (with the facing removed), and the Bluetooth haptic wrist band. We also see the device in action, showing road curbing and objects easily detected in brilliant sunlight, as well as head height objects.
23 December 2016
30 * camera boards, 30 * wristband boards, 30 * proximity boards and 30 * DART boards delivered.
Dual charger 30 PCBAs: assembled Dec 16. Testing starting on Jan 4 2017, then ready for Pilot Run.
30 sets of plastic parts available in early February 2017.
3 October 2016
Each Ripple Time of Flight image has three frames: raw depth map on the left, filtered depth map in the middle, then detected edges on the right. The nearest point of the detected edges is what will trigger a hazard warning.
These latest images show significant information and were taken in high ambient sunlight. They prove that the image filters recognise the correct outline for hazards on and above the ground. In this sequence, software engineer Grant used high laser power for a very short exposure with a high confidence requirement. Using a high confidence requirement means much less noise and less processing time, which helps in achieving a higher frame rate. As you can see, using Ripple in bright sunlight shows large areas of low confidence, but the important objects show up and the edges are detected as they should be.
This week, the final components have been ordered for the 30 unit pilot run.
21 July 2016
We are analysing data out of the chip and are on schedule to start outside ambient light tests in two weeks.
3 June 2016
The Printed Circuit Board (PCBA) is now being tested.
6 April 2016
Illumination board is complete and the software
documentation is being written.
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