Depth Sensor

A LiDAR (Light-Detection And Ranging) scanner is included in Apple’s Pro handhelds since a first announcement in March 2020. The LiDAR Scanner included in the back camera system measures distances to objects inside its reach and up to 5 meters away. A tweet of @iPhonedo shows it in action.

The current phyphox public beta supports a “depth” sensor based on the LiDAR scanner. The sensor gives a mean distance (“average”), a nearest (“closest”) or “weighted” in a defined portion of the standard camera view (20%×20%, centered). An average of distance measurements inside Apple’s framework is the phyphox default and could be switched off.

This page is regularly updated at the moment, so perhaps keep an eye on our Twitter channel. Work on the 3D ToF (Time Of Flight) sensor in some Android devices has been finished and tested on a Samsung G10 5G. Any further success stories in this regard are appreciated… 😉

Test experiments

Walk the Graph

  • distance-time-graphs.phyphox (last update: 2021-10-25)
    Select one of nine different graphs to walk along. A score in % indicates how well graph and motion match.
  • velocity-time-graphs.phyphox (last update: 2021-10-25)
    Select one of three different graphs to walk along. A score in % indicates how well graph and motion match.