July 9, 2013

Nokia' PureView Image Sensor: Is a Windows Phone Presence Getting Closer?

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.
July 8, 2013

Microsoft Kinect For Windows 2.0: Developer Registration Is A "Go"

For those of you who haven't already heard, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation Xbox One game console in late May, containing a bundled next-generation "Kinect 2.0" peripheral.
June 28, 2013

Leap Motion Exposed: A Stereo Sensor Array, Along With Three Infrared Light-Emitting Diodes

Ever since the first news of Leap Motion's coming-soon gesture interface peripheral became public, I've been particularly curious to find out the answers to two architecture questions:
June 28, 2013

Embedded Vision at NIWeek: Jeff Bier Has the Answers You Seek

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.
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.