Vivo's TOF 3D Sensing Technology

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo introduced its Time of Flight (TOF) 3D Sensing Technology at the recently concluded MWC Shanghai 2018. It’s going to shift the paradigm in imaging technology, AR and human-machine interaction.

As the name suggests, the Time of Flight (TOF) recognises the time taken by the emitted pulse light to return back to the sensor from an object to accurately map it at up to three meters in front of it.

It opens the door for new possibilities in facial, gesture and motion recognition, 3D photography and AR. Vivo’s TOF has 300,000 sensor points which are 10 times the number of existing Structured Light Technology.

This is not only a concept, but the company has actually tested the technology and soon it’s going to meet industry standards required for integration with current apps soon.

“From last year’s debut of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, the recent launch of the truly bezel-less Vivo NEX, to our ground-breaking TOF 3D Sensing technology, we continue to forge ahead and evolve towards the truly intelligent future by opening new ways for the AI to help the consumer,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “By combining TOF 3D Sensing Technology with AI, we will continue to explore new possibilities for a better future.”

Beyond facial recognition, TOF 3D Sensing Technology will also accelerate new possibilities for entertainment, mixed reality (MR) games and as well as for work.