The Omron B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules, available from Mouser Electronics, 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 are available in long-distance (50-degree lens) and wide-angle (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 3 meters. The wide-angle type can cover an area 100 cm × 75 cm from a distance of 50 cm, making it ideal for collecting user behavior 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 Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including vending machines, heating and cooling systems, lighting and security products, home appliances, robotics, and digital signage.