Mouser ships Omron’s new HVC-P2 human vision image-sensing units

Distributor Mouser Electronics is now stocking the B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules from Omron Electronic Components. These fully integrated human vision component (HVC) plug-in modules are based on the Omron OKAO vision image sensing technology, a set of image recognition routines developed by Omron that can identify human bodies and faces with speed and accuracy.

The B5T HVC-P2 modules can detect a human body up to four times per second and are available in long-distance and wide-angled lenses to meet the needs of different applications.

The B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules each consist of a camera and a separate main board, connected via a flexible flat cable, allowing it to be installed on the edge of a flat display unit.

The modules’ new package size improves upon previously available all-in-one units. The boards feature UART and USB interfaces, which control the module and send the data output (as no image output, 160×120 pixels, or 320×240 pixels) to an external system.

The B5T HVC-P2 modules come in long-distance (50-degree lens) and wide-angled (90-degree lens) versions. The long-distance type of the HVC-P2 can detect and presume attributes of people, including gender and age, sight line, and facial expression from a maximum distance of three metres.

The wide-angled type can cover an area 100 cm x 75 cm from a distance of 50cm, making it suitable for collecting user behaviour to inform of optimum product refill, new product development and marketing activities.

Designers can embed the HVC-P2 modules in a variety of equipment for differing sensing and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including vending machines, heating and cooling systems, lighting and security products, home applicances, robotics and digitial signage.

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