Disruptive Device Innovation Award

Apple for Apple TrueDepth Camera

The judges said – “This new category saw numerous technology innovations centred on mobile devices considered by the judges. After much deliberation, Apple’s TrueDepth Camera (and associated sensors) emerged as the clear winner. Although facial recognition has been implemented on rival smartphones, Apple’s solution offers an outstanding level of performance and is the natural evolution from a fingerprint sensor. It allows seamless unlocking of the device and secure transactions just by looking at the phone. The potential for the camera technology to be closely integrated alongside ARKit was highlighted by the group. The judges were also impressed by the clever way Apple has integrated this new hardware element into the software making it immediately available to applications that already used Apple’s TouchID capability”