Event-Based Vision Showcase Launched

By Joel Davies -

Prophesee, the French event-based vision provider, has introduced a new initiative called the Inventors Community, where work and innovations driven by its Event-Based Metavision® technologies are showcased.

Since 2014, a network of researchers, start-ups, academics and companies have used Prophesee’s neuromorphic vision technologies for a range of vision-enabled uses. The Inventors Community aims to continue to foster this growing Event-Based Vision ecosystem by providing a platform to feature breakthrough developments and inspire future projects, collaborations and creativity.

“Our company strategy and industry focus depends on the innovation and application-specific implementation of the ecosystem around our foundation technology. We could never have anticipated the level of creativity shown from these inventors using Prophesee’s technologies”, said Luca Verre, co-founder and CEO of Prophesee. “We hope that by providing them a platform to showcase their work, they will inspire future inventors, and like the projects here, they can create something new together and reveal the invisible”.

To kick the showcase off, Prophesee has selected several featured projects using its technology that represent breakthroughs in various industries. Out of more than 2,200 inventors leveraging the Prophesee platform of sensors, software, and development tools, the first featured Inventors Community projects include:

  • Cambridge Consultants:  Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Invent, is working to improve the time and cost of quality control in cell therapy manufacturing using Prophesee Metavision sensor and AI models to detect, track and classify contaminants. Their breakthrough PureSentry system cuts down testing time from weeks to minutes and autonomously checks a new sample for contamination every 18ms.


  • Gensight Biologics: Prophesee Metavision sensing technologies were used in a light-stimulating medical device (in the form of goggles) combined with gene therapy. Gensight Biologics recently published the first case report of partial recovery of visual function in a blind patient with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa (affecting 1 in 4,000 people born in the US every year), using optogenetic retinal stimulation.


  • Heriot-Watt University, University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde: Aided by Prophesee’s Metavision sensing technologies, researchers at the University of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Strathclyde have discovered ways to leverage Event-Based Vision’s high-speed particle detection and tracking capabilities to perform high-speed, cost-efficient microfluidic analysis. The team managed to profile particles down to 1 µm, capture data at a time resolution equivalent of 20,000 images per second, leveraging a standard fluorescence microscope and lighting.


  • National University of Singapore: Researchers at the Collaborative, Learning, and Adaptive Robots (CLeAR) lab and TEE Research Group at the National University of Singapore are taking advantage of the benefits of Event-Based Vision, in combination with touch, to give robots a next-generation sense of touch to help them grip and identify objects. The team’s skin sensor reaches speeds 1,000x faster than a human’s sensory system and their system enabled rotational slip detection in 0.08s.


  • Western Sydney University: Astrosite, a world first neuromorphic-inspired mobile telescope observatory developed by the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at Western Sydney University is using Event-Based sensing as a more efficient and low-power alternative for Space Situational Awareness to help address the growing issue of space debris. Their system enables continuous day & night high-performance operations at microsecond time resolution while generating 10x to 1,000x less data.

The Inventors Community is another step towards Prophesee’s goal of building a wide-reaching Event-Based Vision ecosystem, through a solution that includes commercial-grade sensors, hardware tools and development kits for efficient experimentation and prototyping.

You can find more information about Prophesee and the Inventors Community on its website.

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