Arun Chhabra, CEO of 8tree, presents the "Designing Vision Systems for Human Operators and Workflows: A Case Study" tutorial at the May 2017 Embedded Vision Summit.
During the past several decades, manual measurement methods – using rulers and dial gauges – have been the status quo for inspecting dents, bumps, lightning strikes and corrosion blend-out on an aircraft. These traditional methods have been time-consuming and prone to subjectivity and human error. Emerging optical inspection technologies are changing things for the better. User-centric, vision-based tools empower operators to achieve greater efficiency, accuracy and consistency, slashing inspection and reporting times by 90%, without requiring extensive training or workflow changes. Chhabra's presentation discusses how such emerging tools, designed to address real-world problems, can improve aircraft turn-around-time (TaT), while enhancing safety through an improved understanding of airframe reliability.