Shalom Life | April 15, 2015

This New Israeli Drone Camera Follows You Around During Your High-Speed Activities

Percepto essentially removes the cumbersome barrier of trying to manually videotape your surfing or hiking sessions

By: Daniel Asper, NoCamels

Published: April 1st, 2015 in Business » Israel

This New Israeli Drone Camera Follows You Around During Your High-Speed Activities

Photo: Percepto drone camera

Credit: NoCamels


Frustrated because you can’t take awesome pictures of yourself snowboarding? How about filming yourself climbing all the way to the mountaintop? Now, you can fasten a camera to a drone that recognizes you and seamlessly follow your movements from the sky while you’re hiking, surfing or climbing. New Israeli gizmo Percepto essentially removes the cumbersome barrier of trying to manually videotape high-speed activities, including extreme sports.

While drones are usually associated with the military, they are increasingly being used by tech and gadget companies to capture pictures or videos from a bird’s-eye view. Most drones look like a small remote control helicopter that you can fly through the air using a wireless remote or a smartphone.

Percepto, launched a few weeks ago on Indiegogo, is a tiny camera that fastens to almost any drone and uses smart technology to capture enhanced pictures and videos. Automatically factoring in things like sunlight and optimal camera angles, Percepto could potentially surpass the sometimes shaky footage captured on Go Pro cameras. Ultimately, it will be able to film “action shots” just like a Hollywood cameraman!

The idea for this gadget came up while Percepto founder Dor Abuhasira was snowboarding on a recent ski trip with his friends. It’s not every day that folks from sunny Israel get out to hit the slopes, so it was important for them to capture every second. After some brainstorming with Raviv Raz and Sagi Blonder, now his partners in Percepto, Abuhasira came up with the idea to develop a technology for drones that understands and responds to their environment.

This article was first published on NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News and was re-posted with permission. To continue reading this article on the site, click here.

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