Qurv Technologies, a new spin-off of Barcelona’s Institute of Photonic Sciences, is developing a graphene and quantum dot-based image sensors platform that could greatly enhance machine and computer vision capabilities.
The technology allows for operation in a range from visible light all the way to short-wave infrared (SWIR). Its simplified plug-and-play approach will make it easier for underserved markets to adopt the latest in advanced machine vision.
The breakthrough could have an impact in everything from healthcare to security, any industry where computer vision can be enhanced by seeing a wider range of light, including SWIR, which is invisible to the naked eye.
“Nature itself hides a vast amount of information beyond what is visible. By harnessing and efficiently processing this information, a new era in health, security and decision-making will emerge,” said Antonios Oikonomou, Qurv CEO.
The company also announced a partnership with world-renowned graphene experts Frank Koppens and Gerasimos Konstantatos to serve as scientific advisors to the company as it furthers the development of its technology.