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Applications for Embedded Vision

Exploring the markets for embedded vision technology

Computer vision technology is being developed for embedded systems that span virtually every embedded market, and many of these application areas will experience huge growth rates.  With products like Microsoft Kinect demonstrating what is possible, system designers have discovered that the suppliers of computer vision technology have removed the barriers to building embedded vision systems—unleashing a huge wave of innovation for new products and applications.  However, how does a product strategist determine whether an innovation will lead to business success?

Using market research to fully understand the applications and develop winning products

IMSThe Applications section of the Embedded Vision Alliance website includes analysis by IMS Research, the official market research partner for EVA.  For more than 7 years now, IMS Research has covered video content analysis (VCA) or intelligent video technology in its highly regarded market research reports.  Although the majority of VCA deployments to-date have been for security applications, IMS Research believes that this technology is poised for incredible growth across a wide variety of vertical markets. 


According to IMS Research President Ian Weightman, “Key elements of an intelligent video solution, including compute engines capable of processing HD digital video streams in real-time, high capacity solid state storage capabilities, and advanced video analytic algorithms, have finally evolved to the point where performance has increased and costs have fallen sufficiently to enable commercial products to be developed.”

IMS Research & The Embedded Vision Alliance share a vision of the future that includes embedded computer vision in a wide variety of applications and impacting nearly every aspect of our daily lives.  Both organizations have a strong belief that computer vision truly is the “next big thing”, much like cellular phones were in the 1980’s.