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.
September 26, 2013

Apple's iPhone 5S: The Camera's Once Again The Primary Focus

As I suspect a notable percentage of you already realize, Apple earlier this month unveiled its latest iPhone 5C and 5S cellular handsets, both of which went on sale last week.
September 26, 2013

Sony's Accessory Approach To Optical Zoom Is Inventive, But May Require Too Much Pocket (and Wallet) Room

Smartphones and tablets are compelling platforms for implementing embedded vision applications for numerous reasons, as I've already written and spoken about on several past occasions.
September 26, 2013

Gesture Control: The Nintendo Wii, Along With Software That's Free, Achieves The Desired Goal

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: In Gesture Interfaces We Can Trust

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 (and SoftKinetic's) Perceptual Computing: A Creative Labs-Branded Camera Gets It Going

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

Samsung And Android: Multiple Embedded Vision Platforms You Shouldn’t Avoid

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

Nokia's Lumia 1020: A Smartphone With Image Quality A-Plenty

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.