Smartphone ToF Camera Use Cases

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PRNewswire: LG G8 ThinQ equipped with PMD-Infineon ToF module becomes the world's first smartphone with palm vein authentication. LG's Hand ID identifies owners by recognizing the shape, thickness and other individual characteristics of the veins in the palms of their hands. Simply placing a pre-registered hand in front of the front-facing camera for a split second is all it takes to unlock the LG G8 ThinQ and all its content. Since ToF technology in LG's Z Camera sees objects in 3D and is not affected by ambient light, accuracy is unaffected by light from external sources.

The Z Camera is also implemented to advance the user experience with Air Motion gesture recognition. Without ever touching the phone – useful in scenarios like cooking or cleaning – users can answer or end calls, take screenshots, switch between applications or adjust the volume. Controlling the LG G8 ThinQ is achieved by waving a hand or swiping the air, adding convenience to consumers who are increasingly doing more at home and on-the-go.

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