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Cameras and Mobile Sensing

Acquire data from USB webcams, IP cameras, and phone sensors

Go to the support package installer.

MATLAB® supports the following hardware when you install the associated support package.

Support PackageVendorEarliest Release AvailableLast Release Available
USB WebcamsMultiple vendors (UVC-compliant webcams)R2014aCurrent
IP CamerasMultiple vendors (IP cameras that support MJPEG over HTTP/RTSP streams or that support H.264 over RTSP streams) R2014aCurrent
Android® SensorsMultiple vendorsR2020bCurrent
Apple iOS SensorsAppleR2020bCurrent

For a complete list of supported hardware, see Hardware Support.


  • USB Webcams
    Acquire images and video from UVC-compliant webcams
  • IP Cameras
    Acquire images from IP cameras using MJPEG HTTP and RTSP or H.264 RTSP URLs
  • Mobile Device Sensors
    Connect to and return data from mobile devices