March 17, 2014

The HTC "M8": Will Fuller-Featured Depth Sensing Be Worth The Smartphone Wait?

For the past several months, an ever-increasing and more detailed suite of rumours has pointed to the near-future unveiling of the successor to HTC's critically acclaimed and commercially successful HTC One smartphone.
February 12, 2014

3D Printing: A "Killer" App for Cameras Capable of Depth Sensing?

3D (i.e. depth-discerning) cameras, along with the image sensors they're based on, are commonly mentioned in the embedded vision coverage found here on the site. Some times, accurate depth sensing is fundamental to enabling an application. Other times, it makes an application richer than might otherwise be the case, as with gesture interfaces.
February 11, 2014

IEEE Publications: Excellent Sources of Embedded Vision Information

As I've written many times before, one key indication that embedded vision has gone "mainstream" is its embrace by the technology industry. IC, core, subsystem, software and services suppliers are making substantial development investments, and the resultant products are being purchased in volume by numerous systems companies. But don't misunderstand; ongoing robust academic activity is also key!
January 23, 2014

The IEEE CVPR Conference and Embedded Vision Workshop: It's Never Too Early To Talk Them Up

The IEEE's CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) Conference is one of the premier worldwide technical events focused on vision processing. For perhaps obvious reasons, the conference's Embedded Vision Workshop is of particular import to the Embedded Vision Alliance.
November 11, 2013

Kinect 2.0 for the Xbox One: Here It Comes (In Less Than Two Weeks)

Back in July, I mentioned that the upcoming "Kinect 2.0" peripheral for the next-generation Xbox One would implementation-transition from the structured light technology used in its first-generation Kinect precursor to a time-of-flight approach.
October 17, 2013

ARM TechCon: An Embedded Vision Concentration You Can Count On

As you may have recently noticed in perusing the Alliance member page, two new companies recently joined the membership list.
October 11, 2013

The IHS Interactive Technology Summit: See How Vision Fits Into It

Embedded Vision Alliance member IHS may be more familiar to some of you as IMS Research; IHS acquired IMS in March 2012. The Interactive Technology Summit may be more familiar to some of you via its prior name, the Touch Gesture Motion Conference.
October 11, 2013

AMD's Upcoming Developer Summit: Vision Is Central To It

Embedded Vision Alliance member AMD's yearly Developer Summit (APU 13, for short) will take place next month, November 11-13 to be exact, in San Jose, California. Alliance founder Jeff Bier will one of the featured speakers at the conference, delivering a presentation entitled "Creating Smarter Applications and Systems Through Visual Intelligence." Here's an abstract:
October 10, 2013

Face Recognition: Learn About GPU Acceleration

Professor Brian Lovell of the University of Queensland, Australia, who's also Chief Technical Officer at Imagus Technology, is a well-known figure in the fields of fields of computer vision and pattern recognition. Lovell is also a long-time advisor to (and advocate of) the Embedded Vision Alliance.
October 2, 2013

The Embedded Vision Summit East: Come Join The Technology Feast

Coming up soon (less than a month away, to be precise, as I write this post on September 9) is the second annual East Coast iteration of the Embedded Vision Summit, a free day-long technical educational forum to be held on October 2, 2013 at the Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, Massachusetts.