At Printable Electronics 2011, the Nanosystem Research Division of AIST demonstrated a color camera that can take pictures in the dark.
This camera uses highly sensitive infrared photography technology, developed by AIST, to capture real-time color video even in darkness.
By contrast to the monochrome green pictures from conventional systems, this technology produces color pictures, making objects much easier to recognize. It’s expected to find applications in a variety of fields, including security cameras, wildlife observation, and automobile assistance.
From now on, research and product development will be done by Nanolux Research, an AIST venture for technology transfer. The plan is to release a commercial camera that has higher performance, is smaller, and is durable enough for everyday use.
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