CRISP enables the decoupling of the visible and infrared channels in RGB-IR sensors, reducing crosstalk and ensuring proper colour in both spaces.
By combining RGB and infrared pixels on the same sensor, RGB-IR sensors bring new possibilities to the imaging market. Unfortunately, they are currently plagued with channel crosstalk: RGB light crosses over into the IR spectrum, and vice-versa, causing serious saturation and focus issues.
It is one of the reasons why most camera devices currently use separate RGB and IR sensors. This approach means duplicate costs and real estate in devices, going against the trend of hardware getting cheaper and smaller. Resolving these technical issues is imperative for future cameras, including AR/VR, drones, smartphones and security, among others.