1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 14, 2017 3:25 AM by MartyG

    Can the SR300 or ZR300 detect and track an object that measures less than 1cm in length and width?

    acalifano2

      I wanted to know if the SR300 or the ZR300 had a depth sensor that was capable of tracking a very small object. I am trying to track an object with a body length of 2 centimeter, and limbs that measure less than a centimeter in width. Do either of these cameras or any other cameras have the capability to clearly pick up an object of this size in depth and be able to track it?

        • 1. Re: Can the SR300 or ZR300 detect and track an object that measures less than 1cm in length and width?
          MartyG

          There doesn't seem to be much information about this subject.  Intel support staffer Colleen Culbertson - a RealSense expert - said in a blog post about scanning a couple of years ago though that the F200 was better for scanning small objects than the R200. 

           

          Colleen said: "While the Intel® RealSense™  F200 and R200 cameras each have 3D scanning capability, they should be used differently and have different "scopes".  The user facing F200 camera is best used for face and small object scanning while the R200 world facing camera should be used for full head, body, and any larger object scans."

           

          "Objects smaller than a few centimeters, or larger than half a meter, may not work as the target."

           

          Here's the full article.

           

          Intel® RealSense™ 3D Scanning Tips and Tricks | Intel® Software

           

          As the SR300 is the next-generation successor of the F200, that makes it likely that the SR300 is the appropriate choice for your needs.  The SR300 also has an official minimum depth capture distance of 20 cm, whilst the R200's official minimum is 30 cm.

           

          I guess the most important factor is whether you want to make a 3D scan of an object or track its movement (e.g hand tracking).  The camera can follow the tip of a finger, which is about 1 cm in width,