Fed up with your traditional camera result and want to revitalize your Smartphone cameras? Some eminent German researchers from University of Kaiserslautern got together to help transforming your cameras by developing a new camera ingredient for Smartphones; that helps adjust light, focus as well as the exposure. They developed a brand new system referred to as ‘Smart Glass’ to deal with the need of better focus.
Tobias Deutschmann, lead author of the research, and his fellow researchers call this secret recipe as ‘Smart Glass’ technology. This phenomenal technology development will let you take pictures having the same quality and focus as a DSLR camera; and that too with a Smartphone. Usually traditional camera phones do not have good quality and focus but, this newly developed technology is surely going to change the fate of your camera phones.
Basically the ‘smart glass’ technology imitate the shutter abilities of a traditional camera. The traditional cameras consist of blades, coinciding with each other, known as an ‘aperture’ or ‘iris’. Just like a human eye’s iris, this aperture or iris controls the light by changing its lucidity that is; in what quantity should light be allowed to enter the device or system because the amount of light that touches the camera’s sensors, by and large, have an effect on focus of the pictures you take. Hence, it adjusts light entrance and prevents way too much exposure. This smart glass iris has a tendency to replace the traditional mechanical apertures in tablet and smartphone cameras.
“The Smartphone cameras would benefit from an iris, because it allows the camera to change the depth of focus and would further close the gap in functionality between Smartphone cameras and conventional digital camera.” – Deutschmann
Iris is made up of electro chromic polymer layers, squeezed in between two glass sheets, it is low-powered and requires 1.5 volts of electricity only. This tiny mini device can be placed on camera lens of the Smartphone. Moreover, only drawback that has been observed is its response time. Smart glass iris is not as much responsive as its counterparts.
According to Deutschmann, ‘smart glass’ is still going through the development stages. Nonetheless, it is expected that by improving the only issue of ‘smart glass’ it is surely going to be the key element of future Smartphones.