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.
A week ahead of the Embedded Vision Summit, which is a month from now (so register now!), Embedded Vision Alliance Founder Jeff Bier and BDTI senior software engineer Eric Gregori are partnering with Design News Magazine to deliver "F
As I've mentioned several times before, the burgeoning assortment of embedded vision applications now available for smartphones and tablets—augmented reality, for example, or optical character recognition, or health monitoring, or facial recognition, or gesture interface control—come courtesy of the front- and rear-mounted cameras now common on both hardware platforms.
The upcoming Embedded Vision Summit isn't the only conference coming up next month that'll showcase an abundance of embedded vision content. Embedded Vision Alliance Platinum member IMS Research will be delivering the European edition of the Touch Gesture Motion Conference September 12-13 in London.
The Embedded Vision Summit is coming up soon. It's September 19, to be exact, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with DESIGN East. The Summit, organized by the Embedded Vision Alliance, will provide a unique opportunity for engineers to learn about embedded vision, the hottest technology in the electronics industry, enabling “machines that see and understand.”
For the record, I'm pretty darn amazed at how speedily and accurately the embedded vision demo co-developed by Analog Devices and BDTI accomplishes its dice-counting task: much faster and more precise than me.
On Sunday evening (just a half hour beyond 4 days away, as I type this, in fact), NASA's latest Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL, aka "Curiosity"), will hopefully navigate to a successful landing on the Red Planet (PDF). The 11-minute video above, brought to you by the JPLnews YouTube channel, depicts key events in the rover's planned mission. As you can see, the landing (far from the rest of the rover's assignment) is no "walk in the park" (or if you prefer, rock garden).
Back in late May, I introduced you to Leap Motion, the hardware developer of an upcoming gesture interface peripheral for computers (and perhaps, in the future, other devices). At the time, I mentioned:
Eye-scanning technology is becoming increasingly pervasive as a biometric technique for individual identification, both in Hollywood ("Minority Report" and other films) and in real-life (an India case study that I wrote about last September, for example, or its use by