Hitachi of Japan has recently unveiled not one, two, or even three, but nine (yes, nine!) different models of air conditioners for the masses, where these happen to be the ‘Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun X series’ that will also see a “living camera 3D” installed. These days, when we talk about a 3D camera, we might think of something that has to do with movie making or the equivalent, but this particular air conditioner line from Hitachi is far removed from such an idea.
In fact, the living camera 3D will comprise of three different parts, where there will be an “image camera” that is capable of knowing a particular position in the room where a person is sitting down at, while a “thermal camera” is smart enough to make an estimate of the temperature of the person as well as surrounding ambience, while a newly included “things camera” is capable of figuring out floor plan, position and shape of furniture within the room.
As for the “things camera”, it will be equipped with a near Infrared LED that will help filter images to the camera via infrared transmission. This allows the air conditioner to enable the warm air blow without having to be blocked by furniture, in order to reach the feet of the person.
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