OmniVision will be demonstrating applications for the OV810, such as facial recognition, motion tracking and pattern recognition, at the American International Toy Fair. Examples of applications in these areas include:
- A doll that is able to recognize its owner or react to patterns as walking and talking.
- A sensor embedded into the cover of a private diary that will open only if it recognizes a certain face.
- A toy train that can read signals and respond accordingly.
- A toy ATM or piggy bank that can be trained to recognize dollar bills.
- A toy such as a car or an animal that can track a light or line on the ground.
About the OV810: The OV810 SmartSensor is a low-cost, low-power CMOS image sensor with an on-chip 8-bit microcontroller designed specifically for toy applications. It provides 112 x 112 pixel black and white image data for optical pattern recognition. The OV810 SmartSensor uses a Recognition Engine for optical pattern recognition and is capable of learning new image patterns. It also has a gate array that can be mask-programmed to suit particular developer specifications. The OV810 is available now and will be priced under $1.50 per unit in die form for volume production.