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September 26, 2013
Kudos to Gizmodo for the heads-up on a just-published, very informative video by Computerphile, shown above. It captures an interview with several researchers from Nottingham Trent University's Interactive Systems Research Group in the United Kingdom. With clinical medical applications (such as use by stroke victims) in mind, they've developed a prototype gesture interface system that leverages a "glove", a Wiimote, and several open-source and free software packages.
September 5, 2013
Elon Musk is, I've concluded, the closest thing to Leonardo Da Vinci or another Renaissance Man that we have in modern times.
September 5, 2013
Intel's aspirations to evolve the means by which we interact with computers beyond the conventional keyboard, mouse and trackpad, specifically extending the "vision" (pun intended) to capabilities such as gestures, gaze tracking and face recognition, are well documented at this point.
August 30, 2013
Nokia and partner Microsoft, whose Lumia 1020 I wrote about two days ago, don’t (of course) have exclusive license to innovation within the camera-inclusive smartphone space.
August 28, 2013
As a recently published article authored by the Alliance notes, modern smartphones provide abundant imaging-related hardware resources and corresponding operating system and application capabilities that, while they might have been originally intended for still and video photography and videoconferencing purposes, are equally applicable to a variety of embedded vision applications.
August 23, 2013
Earlier this month, I passed along word of the teardown of the Leap Motion gesture interface peripheral, one of the better-known recent embedded vision examples by virtue of its consumer electronics focus and consequent extensive potential-customer interest and press coverage.
August 20, 2013
As past presentations and documentation have hopefully already made clear, Xilinx views its Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs (combining "soft" FPGA fabric and dual ARM Cortex-A9 "hard" cores) as ideal processing platforms for implementing embedded vision designs.
August 7, 2013
As those of you who've been monitoring the upcoming events page on the Alliance website (or who saw a previous news post) already know, Embedded Vision Alliance founder Jeff Bier spoke at Alliance member company National Instruments' NIWeek Conference earlier today.
August 6, 2013
Back in late June, I shared with you the first teardown I'd come across of Leap Motion's $80 gesture interface controller.
July 26, 2013
Next Tuesday, July 30, at 10AM Pacific Time (1PM Eastern Time), Anatoly Baksheev, OpenCV GPU Module Team Leader at Itseez, will present a free webinar on "Getting Started with GPU-accelerated Computer Vision using OpenCV and CUDA." From the event page: