Lenovo, the Chinese technology company, announced the culmination of a new project that is linked to the development of hardware for Virtual Reality. The big news released on June 7 were about the signature of a deal between Lenovo and Movidius that allows Lenovo use the vision-processing chip in future devices developed by the company. Lenovo’s next-generation products will come with VR features like gesture recognition and motion sensing thanks to the Movidius’ chip.
Movidius is going to provide Myriad2 advanced vision processing technology to a variety of Lenovo products that will produce around VR operations as announced by Movidius. The Myriad Vision 2 is a chip that was built considering the visual information mechanism in the human eye since the goal of the company is to transfer human vision sophistication to connected devices. Myriad 2 is made to process images understanding the scene and the visual information derived from it.
More about Movidius
Movidius describes itself as a “group of technology veterans with with deep expertise in low-power, high-performance processor architecture and computer vision.”
The company works since 2006 to create vision technology, and the technology developed by the enterprise can execute critical view specific workloads in real time. The chip is all about computer vision and visual performance in hardware, through some unique algorithms providing machine intelligence (with neural networks and other resources) and a vision processing unit (VPU).
The company provides a software development kit for those who have the ability to develop software and data compatible with the product to satisfy certain needs. This is part of the company’s philosophy about developing products that can be programmable elements, giving access to developers to build features for the Syrian platform.
Google is among Movidius’ clients
Google, the giant in technology, uses Movidius technology to the Project Tango. This project is about creating a platform that used computer vision to allow devices detect their position about the stage surrounding them without GPS; that consumes incredible amounts of power.
Tango will use 3D motion tracking and depth sensing to understand space and motion, and Movies tech on visual systems and next-generation computer vision will be an important part of the development of the platform, that can be used to execute from indoor navigation and measuring distance to mapping spaces for implementing reality games.
Lenovo is now a big fan of Movidius
Lenovo has a long tradition of bringing innovative products to the market. Myriad 2 is unique in its ability to deliver the kind of vision compute performance we need for our next generation VR products. We can build the products we want, without compromising on cost, size, performance or battery life,” said the Research and Technology Group Manager, Li Xiang.
Movidius also released a press note about the alliance, stating that the technology they built is meant to maximize machine vision performance, and Lenovo’s building devices translate into the VR adoption into the mainstream.
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