Search
Menu

Dell, Panasonic Deploy Synaptics’ AI Software for Human Presence Detection

Facebook X LinkedIn Email
JOEL WILLIAMS, ASSOCIATE EDITOR
[email protected]

Computer makers Dell and Panasonic have deployed Synaptics’ Emza Visual Sense AI technology, which enables human presence detection (HPD), in mobile PC units that the companies are now shipping. The AI technology works by running machine learning algorithms on dedicated, ultralow-power edge AI hardware and allows for the conservation of battery power and enhanced privacy and security.

By analyzing context, the technology goes beyond basic presence detection to automatically wake the system when a user is engaged, dim the screen when they are not, hide information when an onlooker is detected, and lock the PC when the user walks away — all while the PC’s webcam is off.

Synaptics acquired Emza Visual Sense in October 2022. The move strengthened the company’s position in Edge AI and enabled it to immediately serve the PC market for HPD application.
Running advanced Emza ML algorithms on dedicated, ultra-low power edge AI hardware, Synaptics provides PC OEMs with a turnkey solution that enables both longer battery life and enhanced privacy and security. the technology goes beyond basic presence detection to automatically wake the system when a user is engaged, dim the screen when they are not, hide information when an onlooker is detected, and lock the PC when the user walks away. Courtesy of Synaptics.
Running advanced Emza machine learning algorithms on dedicated, ultralow-power edge AI hardware, Synaptics’ turnkey solution for PC OEMs enables longer battery life and enhanced privacy and security. The technology goes beyond basic presence detection to automatically wake the system when a user is engaged, dim the screen when they are not, hide information when an onlooker is detected, and lock the PC when the user walks away. Courtesy of Synaptics. 
Elad Baram, director of low-power AI marketing at Synaptics, told Vision Spectra via email that the potential deployments for the technology extend beyond consumer electronics and into industrial applications.


“Ultralow-power vision AI is targeting applications that are highly power constrained. These can be battery-operated devices with expectations for years of battery life, or systems that have small photovoltaic panels that can drive low-power systems,” Baram said.

Individual use cases for the technology include zone enforcement, such as the detection of people or vehicles in restricted areas or in front of emergency exit paths or restricted areas; safety regulation enforcement; and statistics. Examples include determining whether people are alert while operating equipment or wearing appropriate protective equipment, intruder detection, occupancy analytics, and operational efficiency improvement.

According to Synaptics, typical low-power smart vision architectures consist of a low-resolution image sensor coupled with an Edge AI system-on-a-chip that is usually constrained with respect to compute and memory resources. In contrast, the company said, in October 2022, Emza’s machine learning algorithms met the challenges of such a resource-constrained environment, maximizing AI inference per milliwatt for optimal visual sensing performance.

“In general, unlike traditional computer vision systems that are high power (consuming watts) and have high-cost structure (high levels of processing power), the Emza technology enables visual sensing applications on microcontrollers that consume tens of milliwatts with a more affordable cost structure,” Baram said.

Published: January 2023
Glossary
machine vision
Machine vision, also known as computer vision or computer sight, refers to the technology that enables machines, typically computers, to interpret and understand visual information from the world, much like the human visual system. It involves the development and application of algorithms and systems that allow machines to acquire, process, analyze, and make decisions based on visual data. Key aspects of machine vision include: Image acquisition: Machine vision systems use various...
artificial intelligence
The ability of a machine to perform certain complex functions normally associated with human intelligence, such as judgment, pattern recognition, understanding, learning, planning, and problem solving.
Businessmachine visionartificial intelligencesurveillancepresence detectionSynapticsEmzaVisual SenseAIPanasonicDellLatitudePanasonic SRIsraelAmericasThe News Wire

We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.
Photonics Spectra Raman Spectroscopy Summit 2024LIVE NOW: Advancing Raman Spectroscopy: The Importance for Metrological Infrastructure and Standardization X