Industry alliance opportunities
The term “embedded vision,” of which gesture control is one key application example, refers to the use of computer vision technology in embedded systems, mobile devices, PCs, and the cloud. Stated another way, “embedded vision” refers to embedded systems that extract meaning from visual inputs. Similar to the way that wireless communication has become pervasive over the past 10 years, embedded vision technology is poised to be widely deployed in the next 10 years.
Embedded vision technology has the potential to enable a wide range of electronic products that are more intelligent and responsive than before, and thus more valuable to users. It can add helpful features to existing products. And it can provide significant new markets for hardware, software and semiconductor manufacturers. The Embedded Vision Alliance, a worldwide organization of technology developers and providers, is working to empower engineers to transform this potential into reality.
BDTI, CEVA, CogniVue, eyeSight Mobile Technologies and Omek Interactive, the co-authors of this article, are all members of the Embedded Vision Alliance. First and foremost, its mission is to provide engineers with practical education, information, and insights to help them incorporate embedded vision capabilities into products. To execute this mission, the Alliance has developed a website
providing tutorial articles, videos, code downloads and a discussion forum staffed by a diversity of technology experts. Registered website users can also receive the alliance’s twice-monthly e-mail newsletter
, among other additional benefits.
Transforming a gesture control experience into a shipping product entails compromises – in cost, performance, and accuracy, to name a few. The Embedded Vision Alliance catalyzes these conversations in a forum where such tradeoffs can be understood and resolved, and where the effort to productize gesture control can therefore be accelerated, enabling system developers to effectively harness gesture user interface technology. For more information on the Embedded Vision Alliance, including membership details, please visit
or call 925-954-1411.
Please also consider attending the Alliance's upcoming Embedded Vision Summit, a free day-long technical educational forum to be held on April 25th in San Jose, California and intended for engineers interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software. The event agenda includes how-to presentations, seminars, demonstrations, and opportunities to interact with Alliance member companies. For more information on the Embedded Vision Summit, including an online registration application form
, please visit Embedded Vision Summit
About the Authors
Brian Dipert is Editor-In-Chief of the Embedded Vision Alliance
. He is also a Senior Analyst at Berkeley Design Technology, Inc.
, which provides analysis, advice, and engineering for embedded processing technology and applications, and Editor-In-Chief of InsideDSP
, the company's online newsletter dedicated to digital signal processing technology. Brian has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. His professional career began at Magnavox Electronics Systems in Fort Wayne, IN; Brian subsequently spent eight years at Intel Corporation in Folsom, CA. He then spent 14 years at EDN Magazine
Yair Siegel serves as Director of Marketing, covering multimedia, at CEVA
. Prior to this, he was Director of Worldwide Field Applications. Yair has worked with CEVA, along with the licensing division of DSP Group, since 1997, serving in various R&D engineering and management positions within the Software Development Tools department. He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science and Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as well as a MBA and a MA in Economics from Tel-Aviv University.
Simon Morris has over 20 years of professional experience in both private and public semiconductor companies, and as CogniVue's
CEO is responsible for leading the company's evolution from an R&D cost center through spin-out to an independent privately held fabless semiconductor and embedded software business. Prior to joining CogniVue, Simon was Director at BDC Venture Capital. From 1995-2006 he also held various senior and executive leadership positions at Atsana Semiconductor, and senior positions at Texas Instruments. Simon has an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Marketing Director, Liat Rostock’s responsibilities cover company branding, public relations, event management, channel marketing and communication strategy. Prior to this position Liat gained the valuable insight into the company as eyeSight’s Senior Project Manager as part of which she was responsible for the design, development process, and distribution of applications integrated with eyeSight’s technology. Liat holds a B.A from IDC Herzeliya where she majored in marketing.
Gershom Kutliroff is CTO and co-founder of Omek Interactive
, in which role he is responsible for the company’s proprietary algorithms and software development. Before founding Omek, Dr. Kutliroff was the Chief Scientist of IDT Video Technologies, where he led research efforts in developing computer vision applications to support IDT’s videophone operations. Prior to that, he was the leader of the Core Technologies group at DPSi, a computer animation studio. He earned his Ph. D. and M. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, and his B. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University.