As a result of Apple’s newly obtained patent for wrist-mounted devices, GoPro took a significant dive on Wall Street yesterday. This particular patent is actually the one that the tech giant obtained during a 2012 auction by Kodak. And it’s not just Apple that took advantage of Kodak’s patents. In fact, companies like Microsoft and Google also purchased some of the imaging patents offered by Kodak.
GoPro competing cameras are expected to include wind resistance systems, so that the camera can not only change the quality of the imagine, but can also prevent wind pressure and vibrations from interfering with recording significant moments. As a result, such devices could be a fine acquisition for those who are involved in the sports camera business. Furthermore, the camera can be installed on bicycles, scuba diving masks, helmets and countless other places besides the wrist of its owner, in order to take real-time footage without interfering with the object itself.
The main difference between the Apple device and GoPro cameras is that the GoPro works with a single image capture system. Apple, on the other hand, details a system that has numerous sensors created to control and cover multiple angles and directions.
The Apple patent got approved and granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Apple on Monday. The quality of this gadget is also confirmed by the acquired patent that is has from Kodak.
Apple’s patent comprises the following: an image capture module that includes an initial image capture system, an optical system that forms the image on the first part of the scene and sends it to the first image sensor and a wireless communication system. The same patent also includes a remote control module, a remote control status display, a second wireless system and a power supply that is battery-operated.
Critics often fall into amusement saying that, in a couple of years, due to all of the new gadgets that are coming out, humanity will soon live in a more high-tech world than Tom Cruise did in his movie, “Minority Report”.
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