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Unlocking devices upon face recognition for a few additional micro Watts
What is µWAI?
CEA-Leti's autonomous imager µWAI activates any device upon recognition of a specific pattern — e.g., unlocking a smartphone upon the recognition of a face.
It is the first highly efficient, compact and ultra-low power smart awaken system designed for everyday small appliances:
What's new? :
µWAI features a novel readout and processing architecture co-designed with an optimized algorithmic pipeline providing ultra-low power wake-up modes and compact silicon implementation. It is the first smart image sensor jointly featuring:
These key features enable highly reliable decision taking for few tens of pJ/pixel/frame, outperforming the best "off-the-shelf" solutions.
The core of CEA-Leti's autonomous imager is its recognition engine. CEA-Leti's team is working hand in hand with an industrial partner towards the development of specific smart imager products.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.