The ARTTS Project – New Time-of-Flight Technology


The ARTTS Project – New Time-of-Flight Technology
The ARTTS Project – New Time-of-Flight
Technology and Applications
University of Lübeck
Institute for
Neuro- and Bioinformatics
Funded by
Time-of-Flight (TOF) Technology
How It Works
The ARTTS project
• October 2006 – September 2009
• Funded by European Commission within FP6
Project Partners
CSEM, Switzerland
SensoMotoric Instruments, Germany
Technical University of Denmark
Politehnica University of
Bucharest, Romania
University of Lübeck, Germany
World’s Smallest TOF Camera
Hall 6,
Booth C50
• Size: Only 38 × 38 × 35.4 mm
• Powered entirely via USB
• Developed by CSEM
2D/3D Multimodal Camera
Hall 6,
Booth C50
• TOF sensor and HDTV sensor, single shared lens
• Size: 64 × 64 × 79 mm
• Developed by SensoMotoric Instruments
Comprehensive software toolboxes for
• Signal Processing
• Object Tracking
• Action Recognition
ARTTS Time-of-Flight Database
Contains datasets for typical application scenarios:
• Face Detection
• Gesture Recognition
• Head Orientation
Gait Analysis
Pose Tracking
Face Detection
Range feature
Intensity feature
Facial Feature Tracking
People Tracking
Sleep Monitoring
• Monitor respiration during sleep
• Contactless
• Detection and screening of obstructive sleep apnea
Multiple Reflection Correction
• Representation of received signal as complex number
• Errors caused by multiple reflections can be corrected
Signal Improvement
• Range map and intensity image linked by “shading
• Substantial improvement in quality of range map
ARTTS Face Detection Competition
• Prize: MESA SR4000 camera
• More information:
• Sponsors:
Hall 4,
Booth E16
Hall 6,
Booth C50
Hall 4,
Booth C73
Hall 6, Booth C50
[email protected]
This work was developed within the ARTTS project
(, which is funded by the European
Commission (contract no. IST-34107) within the
Information Society Technologies (IST) priority of the 6th
Framework Programme. This publication reflects the
views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be
held responsible for any use which may be made of the
information contained therein.