September 16, 2012

Embedded Vision May Soon Help Fetch The Definition Of Your Etch-A-Sketch

Those of you with children may sometimes find yourselves challenged to correctly identify the objects in art "masterpieces" created by your offspring ("That's a great cow...or is it a horse?'s a I see..."). Soon (if not now), according to researchers at Brown University and the Technical University of Berlin, you might be able to harness computer cognizance to assist your association efforts.
September 16, 2012

Gesture Interfaces, Facial Recognition: Intel Gets Embedded Vision

Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 5 (along with other related announcements) wasn't the only notable tech news this past week. Intel also held its yearly U.S. Developer Forum, and Dadi Perlmutter's Tuesday morning keynote showcased several notable embedded vision demonstrations.
September 14, 2012

Apple's iPhone 5: The Smartphone As An Embedded Vision Platform Continues To Thrive

As many of you likely already realize, Apple announced two new camera-inclusive handhelds on Wednesday, the iPhone 5 smartphone (shown above, and also available in black) and the fifth-generation iPod touch. Both represent notable upgrades from their predecessors, both in terms of their image sensors and the image processing hardware connected to them.
September 7, 2012

VanGogh Imaging: The Embedded Vision Alliance Keeps Expanding

In Saturday's writeup, I mentioned that two companies had recently joined the Embedded Vision Alliance, Synopsys and VanGogh Imaging.
September 1, 2012

Synopsys And Embedded Vision: A Multi-Faceted Product Line

If you've looked closely at the Embedded Vision Alliance member page beginning earlier today, you might have noticed two new entries; Synopsys and VanGogh Imaging. Welcome to both companies!
August 30, 2012

An Upcoming Embedded Vision System Teardown: Xilinx's Zynq-7000 EPPs Take Next Week's Webcast Crown

If you've been following Xilinx's content contributions to the Embedded Vision Alliance website, you know that the company views its Xynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform SoCs containing ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores as
August 28, 2012

Samsung's Vision-Enhanced TVs: More Work To Do, It Seems

Samsung's "smart" televisions have received ongoing coverage here at the news section of the Embedded Vision Alliance website, since their unveiling at January's Consumer Electronics Show.
August 27, 2012

The Gesture Interface: Its Near-Quarter-Century Old Potential Birthplace

Not to take anything away from Nintendo, who created a game console user interface mainstream breakthrough with the Wii Remote, but the company's products to at least some degree stood on the shoulders of forebears. As evidence, check out the above video, which The Verge published earlier this month.
August 27, 2012

Adaptive Headlight Control: An Advanced Driver Assistance System Variant You May Not Know

When you see the acronym ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), you may automatically think of conventional and frequently discussed embedded vision implementations such as:
August 20, 2012

Vision-Based Pulse Rate (And Other) Measurement: MIT Takes A Stab At It

A bit more than a year ago, in one of my first news writeups on this site, I gave my upbeat hands-on assessment of a pulse-monitoring application called Azumio. The program leverages the built-in image sensor and LED illumination resources of modern smartphones and tablets.