8tree's dentCHECK and Preemadonna's Nailbot Win Computer Vision Product Innovation Competition
Most Innovative Vision-based Product Award Winners Selected at 2016 Embedded Vision Summit
Walnut Creek, CA, May 9, 2016 — On May 3, 2016 at the 2016 Embedded Vision Summit, two innovative vision-based products received awards in the inaugural Vision Tank competition.
The Judges' Award went to 8tree's dentCHECK®, which provides efficiency gains when inspecting hail-damaged vehicles, an issue that plagues the auto insurance industry. The dentCHECK platform analyzes surface deformation and delivers "go/no-go" answers in near real-time. Other industry sectors, including aerospace and energy, also benefit from dentCHECK, which was recently certified by Airbus.
The Audience Award, selected by Embedded Vision Summit attendees, went to Nailbot from Preemadonna. Nailbot prints custom nail art directly on fingernails using a smartphone. It leverages a smartphone's vision capabilities and processing power to make the Nailbot affordable and accessible. In addition to building a mobile art and content marketplace, Preemadonna inspires girls to learn about technology through its STEM curriculum—girls build and program their own printers using Arduino—and through community partnerships with schools and nonprofits.
In addition to 8tree and Preemadonna, companies reaching the final round of Vision Tank competition include vicoVR, SKUR, and Magik Eye. Each finalist pitched its product to a judging panel comprised of Don Faria of Intel, Cyril Ebersweiler of HAX, and Liz Gasser of Qualcomm. The Vision Tank was moderated by John Feland of Argus Insights.
Each Vision Tank winner receives a $5,000 cash prize, one year's membership in the Embedded Vision Alliance, and a Digital Brand Audit with Messaging Fit Kit from Argus Insights. Learn more about Vision Tank finalists and winners at http://www.embedded-vision.com/summit/vision-tank.
"We're proud to recognize the achievements of our Vision Tank finalists," said Jeff Bier, founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance. "Improvements in processors, algorithms and other technologies are making it possible to create many new products incorporating visual intelligence. But leveraging this technology into exciting, valuable products requires innovative risk-takers. I commend all of the Vision Tank finalists for their initiative and creativity. The Embedded Vision Alliance will continue to provide a stage to showcase new vision-enabled applications and products."
About the Embedded Vision Summit
The Embedded Vision Summit is the premier event for innovators who want to bring visual intelligence into products. Now in its fifth year, the Summit brings together engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and media to learn and exchange new ideas and approaches for the practical application of computer vision. The 2017 Embedded Vision Summit is scheduled for May 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Find more information about the Embedded Vision Summit at http://www.embedded-vision.com/summit.
The Embedded Vision Summit is organized by the Embedded Vision Alliance, a worldwide industry partnership of technology providers who are enabling innovative and practical applications of computer vision. Its members include providers of services and technologies for computer vision, including processors, sensors, and software, for a range of market segments and applications, including automotive, consumer electronics, gaming, imaging, and more. Membership is open to any company that supplies enabling technology or services for computer vision systems and applications. For more information on the Alliance, visit http://www.embedded-vision.com.
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