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Medical Applications for Embedded Vision

Embedded vision has the potential to become the primary treatment tool in hospitals and clinics

Embedded vision and video analysis have the potential to become the primary treatment tool in hospitals and clinics, and can increase the efficiency and accuracy of radiologists and clinicians. The high quality and definition of the output from scanners and x-ray machines makes them ideal for automatic analysis, be it for tumor and anomaly detection, or for monitoring changes over a period of time in dental offices or for cancer screening. Other applications include motion analysis systems, which are being used for gait analysis for injury rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Video analytics can also be used in hospitals to monitor the medical staff, ensuring that all rules and procedures are properly followed. For example, video analytics can ensure that doctors “scrub in” properly before surgery, and that patients are visited at the proper intervals.

What are the primary vision products used in medical systems?

Medical imaging devices including CT, MRI, mammography and X-ray machines, embedded with computer vision technology and connected to medical images taken earlier in a patient’s life, will provide doctors with very powerful tools to help detect rapidly advancing diseases in a fraction of the time currently required. Computer-aided detection or computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) software is currently also being used in early-stage deployments to assist doctors in the analysis of medical images by helping to highlight potential problem areas.

“The Reverse Factory: Embedded Vision in High-Volume Laboratory Applications,” a Presentation from tec-connection

Dr. Patrick Courtney, MBA, of tec-connection and the Standards in Laboratory Automation (SiLA) Consortium delivers the presentation "The Reverse Factory: Embedded Vision in High-Volume Laboratory Applications" at the Embedded Vision Alliance's September 2017 Vision Industry and Technology Forum. In his presentation, Courtney covers the following topics: Motivation: the need and the market Big applications today:

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“Another Set of Eyes: Machine Vision Automation Solutions for In Vitro Diagnostics,” a Presentation from Microscan Systems

Sadie Zeller, Manager of Global Product Management and the Clinical Vertical Market at Microscan Systems, presents the "Another Set of Eyes: Machine Vision Automation Solutions for In Vitro Diagnostics" tutorial at the May 2017 Embedded Vision Summit. In vitro diagnostics (IVD) are tests that can detect diseases, conditions, or infections. The use of automation, including

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May 2017 Embedded Vision Summit Slides

The Embedded Vision Summit was held on May 1-3, 2017 in Santa Clara, California, as a educational forum for product creators interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software. The presentations delivered at the Summit are listed below. All of the slides from these presentations are included in… May 2017 Embedded Vision Summit

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Facial Analysis Delivers Diverse Vision Processing Capabilities

Computers can learn a lot about a person from their face – even if they don’t uniquely identify that person. Assessments of age range, gender, ethnicity, gaze direction, attention span, emotional state and other attributes are all now possible at real-time speeds, via advanced algorithms running on cost-effective hardware. This article provides an overview of

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May 2016 Embedded Vision Summit Proceedings

The Embedded Vision Summit was held on May 2-4, 2016 in Santa Clara, California, as a educational forum for product creators interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software. The presentations presented at the Summit are listed below. All of the slides from these presentations are included in… May 2016 Embedded Vision Summit

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Deep Learning Use Cases for Computer Vision (Download)

Six Deep Learning-Enabled Vision Applications in Digital Media, Healthcare, Agriculture, Retail, Manufacturing, and Other Industries The enterprise applications for deep learning have only scratched the surface of their potential applicability and use cases.  Because it is data agnostic, deep learning is poised to be used in almost every enterprise vertical… Deep Learning Use Cases for

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“Implementing Eye Tracking for Medical, Automotive and Headset Applications,” a Presentation From Xilinx and EyeTech Digital Systems

Dan Isaacs, Director of Smarter Connected Systems at Xilinx, and Robert Chappell, Founder of EyeTech Digital Systems, co-present the "Implementing Eye Tracking for Medical, Automotive and Headset Applications" tutorial at the May 2015 Embedded Vision Summit. When humans communicate with each other, we get important cues from watching each other’s eyes. Similarly, machines can gain

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October 2013 Embedded Vision Summit Technical Presentation: “Vision-Based Gesture User Interfaces,” Francis MacDougall, Qualcomm

Francis MacDougall, Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm, presents the "Vision-Based Gesture User Interfaces" tutorial within the "Vision Applications" technical session at the October 2013 Embedded Vision Summit East. MacDougall explains how gestures fit into the spectrum of advanced user interface options, compares and contrasts the various 2-D and 3-D technologies (vision and other) available

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