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Omron’s new HVC-P2 human vision image-sensing units

03 November 2016

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules from Omron Electronic Components.

These fully integrated Human Vision Component (HVC) plug-in modules are based on the Omron OKAO Vision Image Sensing Technology, a set of image recognition routines developed by Omron that can identify human bodies and faces with speed and accuracy. The B5T HVC-P2 modules can detect a human body up to four times per second and are available in both long-distance and wide-angle lenses to meet the needs of different applications.

The Omron B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules each consist of a camera and a separate main board, connected via a flexible flat cable, allowing it to be installed on the edge of a flat display unit. The modules’ new package size improves upon previously available all-in-one units. The boards feature UART and USB interfaces, which control the module and send the data output (as no image output, 160×120 pixels, or 320×240 pixels) to an external system. 

The B5T HVC-P2 modules are available in long-distance (50° lens) and wide-angle (90° lens) versions. The long-distance type of the HVC-P2 can detect and presume attributes of people, including gender and age, sight line, and facial expression from a maximum distance of 3m. The wide-angle type can cover an area 100cm × 75cm from a distance of 50cm, making it ideal for collecting user behaviour to inform of optimum product refill, new product development, and marketing activities.

Designers can embed the HVC-P2 modules in a variety of equipment for differing sensing and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including vending machines, heating and cooling systems, lighting and security products, home appliances, robotics, and digital signage. 

To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/new/omronelectronics/omron-b5t-hvc-p2-sensors/.


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