Abstract: Standard video footage even from a single video camera can be used to obtain, in an automated fashion, a stroboscope sequence of a sports event, for example. The sequence may be represented as a static images of a photographic nature, or by a video sequence in which camera motion remains present, in which case the video sequence can be rendered as a panning camera movement on a stroboscope picture or as an animated stroboscope sequence in which the moving object leaves a trailing trace of copies along its path. Multiple cameras can be used for an expanded field of view or for comparison of multiple sequences, for example.
April 6, 2001
January 29, 2004
InMotion Technologies Ltd.
Paolo Prandoni, Emmanuel Reusens, Martin Vetterli, Luciano Sbaiz, Serge Ayer
Abstract: A system and method for tracking a moving object very accurately at short ranges in general, and a handwriting input device such as a pen in particular. The method is based on measuring times of arrival of ultrashort RF pulses transmitted by the pen to an array of receivers. Dealing with the ultrashort events is done by "strobing" the pen position. To achieve the necessary resolution, on the order of 0.25 mm, the times of arrival of the pulses are determined by sampling the pulses digitally and fitting appropriate mathematical functions to the samples pulses. The time jitter is averages over many sweeps, and a dedicated receiver is used for synchronization.
June 30, 1997
Date of Patent:
November 2, 1999
Inmotion Technologies Ltd.
Ehud Baron, Victor Korsensky, Omry Genossar