On August 24, 2009 in Palo Alto at Pillsbury Winthrop, SDForum’s Augmented SIG hosted Nokia’s research and developers to talk about augmentation technology. Ramakrishna Vendantham demonstrated how a Nokia N95 can recognize a music CD cover. Kari Pulli and Radek Grzeszczuk talked about software that will not only recognize products with bar codes and labels but buildings and faces. They showed how an experimental visor can track eye movement and then zoom in on whatever you focus on. Combined with GPS and publicly available information it helps people navigate around cities. This would great for the visually impaired or people who get lost easily. Text from DJ Cline.com
All of this depends on a cell phone’s camera finding enough data points to compare with an existing database of images. The problem is that the database is usually not in the phone but must be accessed over a network. They combine several recognition strategies and database trees to create a “forest” that finds results fast over an existing network. The result is a technology that literally see the forest for the trees.
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