Image capturing and image reproduction are on the brink of revolutionary changes. 200 years after the discovery of photography, the first devices for the three-dimensional recording and reproduction of object information are available. In order to exploit the potentials of 3D image processing in the pioneering fields of information, production, mobility and security, the intersectoral cooperation between science and industry has to be intensified. Therefore, the Fraunhofer IOF applied to become the initiator of the consortium 3Dsensation in the framework of the government funding program “Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation”.
The goal of the consortium is the interdisciplinary combination of competencies in optics/photonics, IT/software engineering and electronics with those from the fields of design, neuroscience, cognitive science and human factors science.