June 14, 2013

Gaze Tracking: Preventing Driver Dozing...And Enabling Convenient Coffee Shopping

I've written on multiple occasions about the myriad opportunities for leveraging mobile electronics systems such as cameraphones and tablets as powerful, low cost, abundant embedded vision platforms.
June 14, 2013

Gesture Interfaces: Wi-Fi Waves For Diverse Spaces

A bit more than a year ago, I published a news writeup that covered an alternative (i.e. non-vision-based) gesture interface derived from the partnership work of Microsoft Research and the University of Washington. I wrote:
May 29, 2013

Two Upcoming Jeff Bier Appearances, Representing the Embedded Vision Alliance

If you weren't able to attend Alliance Founder Jeff Bier's recent overview talk at the Embedded Vision Summit, don't despair; an archive of it is now available on the Alliance website.
May 21, 2013

Another Upcoming Synopsys Embedded Vision Seminar: Application-Specific Processor Design and Prototyping

Following up on a recent news posting regarding an upcoming Japan-based event, Embedded Vision Alliance member company Synopsys also has a U.S.-based seminar coming up in the near future.
May 20, 2013

NVIDIA and Mobile Vision: An Upcoming SIGGRAPH Workshop Provides In-Depth Information

If the recent two-article series by Alliance member companies BDTI and NVIDIA on developing OpenCV-based applications for Android has piqued your interest in 
May 13, 2013

Upcoming Synopsys Seminar Showcases DSP Development for Embedded Vision Processing

On Friday, May 31, from 10:00am to 6:30pm (Tokyo, Japan), Embedded Vision Alliance member Synopsys will present a seminar exploring application-specific processor (ASIP) design. According to Synopsys, ASIPs are ideal for embedded vision applications where real-time performance, low power and programmability are required.
April 25, 2013

The Embedded Vision Summit: Your One-Stop Education Ticket

Coming up soon (less than a month away, to be precise, as I write this post on March 28) is the premier Silicon Valley iteration of the Embedded Vision Summit, a free day-long technical educational forum to be held on April 25, 2013 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
April 9, 2013

National Instruments: Two New Videos Inform Your Future Embedded Vision Accomplishments

The members of the Embedded Vision Alliance collectively have amassed (and continue to expand on) an impressive collection of embedded vision-themed educational content; application notes and other documentation, tutorials and other videos, demonstration utilities and other file downloads
March 26, 2013

Alliance Membership Expansion Is Going Great: This Post Will Get You Up To Date

One of the many things that are nice (along with, admittedly, a bit nerve-wracking) about my Editor-in-Chief role at the Embedded Vision Alliance is that there's never any shortage or diversity of projects to work on. There never seem to be enough hours in a given day to get everything done that I'd like to tackle. And, since human cloning hasn't yet been perfected (at least to the best of my knowledge), some to-dos inevitably get deferred.
March 23, 2013

The Blackfin Embedded Vision Starter Kit Hands-on Workshop: A Second Day Of Training Ensures That Your Embedded Vision Summit Experience Won't Stop

On Friday April 26, from 8:30AM-1:30PM, Embedded Vision Alliance members Analog Devices, Avnet Electronics Marketing and BDTI will co-present a workshop exploring hardware and software for image processing and video analytics, featuring the Avnet/Analog Devices Embedded Vision Starter Kit. This workshop is an excellent starting point for vision application developers interested in exploring a wide range of embedded vision applications.