Posts tagged: medical imaging

VeinViewer: Computational Imaging Makes Needlesticks Easier

Have you experienced being poked several times for your nurse to find your vein for an IV insertion?

Blood collection from children is an extremely difficult task because of their thick skin. The VeinViewer by Luminetx® can help. The VeinViewer utilizes near infrared (NIR) imaging and image processing technologies to assist health care professionals to find veins easier. 

The following video is a brief report on VeinViewer from ABC.
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Killer Applications in Computer Vision

A picture is worth a thousand words!

As more and more consumer electronics products are equipped with cameras, visual analytics play a more and more important role for our computers to better understand the world. Breakthrough computer vision technologies are coming out of the lab to the real world. These technologies enable value added applications for the business, and revolutionized products for our daily life. Large amount novel applications have emerged, some of which are briefed as follows.

Visual Search: In spite of the fast development and wide applications of text-based search technologies (e.g., google, yahoo, microsoft search engines), visual search is still in its infancy. Due to the richer information in pictures, we believe, visual search will lead the next wave of search engine revolution.

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