Microsoft Creates Automatic Deblurring Hardware


The folks over at Microsoft Research can pull off some amazing things.  The latest of their creations is a piece of hardware that attaches to a camera for the purpose of eliminating blurry photos.

It works like this.  When you take a picture, the device uses its built-in gyros and accelerometers to figure out exactly which direction and at what speed the camera was moving.  It takes that information, applies an algorithm, and fixes the pictures.

The fix happens on a per-pixel basis, which means it's not a broad fix, but a specific one.  It's an automated process that can handle kernels of up to 100 pixels, with a more common size of 30.  The researchers say that their solution outperforms every other solution on the market today.