VR & AR


Augmented reality requires accurate depth data to complete the user experience  

Depth sensing for AR & VR applications

The team at Pelican Imaging has developed revolutionary new array sensor technology that captures in 3D. Pelican's depth-sensing array solution provides highly accurate depth data in real time, both for images and video.

Mobile and augmented reality applications require 3D data to drive the next generation of products. Exciting new user experiences depend on giving devices the ability to "see" like our eyes do.

Next-generation VR and AR headsets demand high quality depth sensing to enhance the user experience and enable natural interaction with virtual objects. Requirements for real-time environment mapping, gesture control, and object tracking are driving the need for very accurate 3D capture.

Pelican's depth-sensing array solution provides multiple benefits for AR applications, including highly accurate near-field and far-field depth data captured in all lighting environments, real time processing, dynamic calibration, and minimal occlusion zones. The layout of the array is flexible and can be customized to meet specific depth resolution requirements.

Augmented reality glasses with integrated array of depth sensors 


AR & VR markets are expanding rapidly 

“VR growth begins now and will dominate much of the public discussion in the near term, but longer-term augmented reality represents a much larger technology evolution and opportunity. AR hardware will take longer to mature, but over time, it will grow to represent a much larger opportunity for hardware, software, and service companies.
— Tom Mainelli, IDC VP for Devices and AR/VR

Advantages of array camera technology

Advantages to Pelican's depth-sensing array solution: depth accuracy and quality whether used indoors or out, a small, configurable form factor for portable and wearable devices, low power for mobile devices, ability to recalibrate camera on the fly

Advantages to Pelican's depth-sensing array solution: depth accuracy and quality whether used indoors or out, a small, configurable form factor for portable and wearable devices, low power for mobile devices, ability to recalibrate camera on the fly