Back in March of last year, I discussed Nokia's just-introduced PureView 808 cameraphone, containing a revolutionary 41 Mpixel image sensor. The sensor's extraordinarily high pixel count was used by the handset in part to implement a high-quality digital zoom function; multiple pixels' data could also combined to generate lower-resolution images with enhanced low-light performance.
Embedded Vision Alliance founder Jeff Bier sure has been racking up the frequent traveler points of late. Just a few days ago, for example, he presented at two workshops associated with the IEEE CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) Conference in Portland, Oregon.
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:
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.