With image recognition, image processing computer determines whether or not the image data contains some specific object, feature, or activity. This task, obviosly, can be solved without effort by a human, but is still no picnic for computer.
But computers successfully recognize specific objects, such as geometric objects, human faces, printed or hand-written characters, especially one or several pre-specified or learned objects. Mobilera has done such an application for Braun.
An Interactive kiosk is an eas to access computer terminal that provides information. Early interation interactive kiosks sometimes resembled telephone booths, but can also be used while sitting on a bench or chair. Interactive kiosks are typically placed in high foot traffic settings such as hotel lobbies or airports. Integration of technology allows kiosks to perform a wide range of functions, evolving into self-service kiosks. It is estimated that over 131,000 kiosk terminals exist in the U.S. alone. Mobilera has done touch screen Interactive Kiosks with video and picture taking and sound recording ability for İstanbul Metropolitan municipality.
Movo plays without a mouse or a keyboard. The player just needs to move to interact with the game. The player rubs the button on the screen according to the game but does not touch the screen. The player also has to adjust the height and orientation of the webcam so his/her shape matches with the outline of the character.
A QR Code is a matrix code created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" means "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan, where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. Moreover, most current Japanese & Nokia mobile phones phones can read this code with their camera. Although initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, QR Codes are now used in a much broader context, including both commercial tracking applications and convenience-oriented applications aimed at mobile phone users (known as mobile tagging).
QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards or just about any object that users might need information about. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader software can scan the image of the QR Code causing the phone's browser to launch and redirect to the programmed URL. Users can also generate and print their own QR Code for others to scan and use by visiting one of several free QR Code generating sites.
MOBILERA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Amec (Ambient Ecologies):
“AMEC addresses this challenge by defining an architectural framework and developing the methodologies, tools and design methods needed for systems to interact with people…”
The AMEC project pursues the concept of living with almost invisible, intelligent interactive systems that will form a part of our everyday existence and environment. AMEC addresses this challenge by defining an architectural framework and developing the methodologies, tools and design methods needed for these systems to interact with people. This will facilitate a user-centered solution to this new environment. The project was completed in November 2006 and received the “Most Outstanding Project” award from ITEA in 2007.
“By adding external communication to the infrastructure proposed by the project, it will also become possible to use the same infrastructure to support health care applications.”
The main goal of the Caring Cars project is to increase car safety by implementing wellness applications in an automotive environment. To achieve this, the project will employ an open automotive infrastructure that will consist of a sensor network integrated with a car gateway. This sensor network will be made up of the sensors that are already available in vehicles equipped with new sensors.
The car gateway will establish a connection with the external world and will be able to signal emergency services, for instance. In this way, it will be possible to improve car safety and thus reduce the cost of transportation.
By adding external communication to the infrastructure proposed by the project it will also become possible to use the same infrastructure to support health care applications. The project is currently in progress and will be completed in December 2009.
“DPs will use mobile technologies for context-creation, maintenance and usage, and will employ semantic technologies for formal decisions and verification.”
CBDP will create a context-based Digital Personality (DP) as a proxy between digital environments and the end user.
DPs will use mobile technologies for context-creation, maintenance and usage, and will employ semantic technologies for formal decisions and verification. Use of DPs will simplify everyday interaction between users and digital environments and will provide a framework for implementing value-added services for mobile operators, the construction industry and companies that use Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). Project is an on-going project and will be completed in January 2010.
“This end-to-end system will offer a complete solution for Europe.”
HDTVNext intends to research and develop the next generation high-definition television (HDTV) platform and the means of deployment. It will build on utilization case studies from both the HD@Home and HD Video on Demand ITEA projects.
HDTVNext will develop an HDTV 1080p 50-Hz end-to-end system from professional content creation to the final end user at home. This end-to-end system will offer a complete solution for Europe. The project is currently in progress and will be completed in January 2010.
“Its goal is to produce wearable computers, the next generation computing platform, in the industrial arena.”
This is an FP6 project. Its goal is to produce wearable computers, the next generation computing platform, in the industrial arena.
These arenas primarily include Health, Production, Maintenance and Emergency. Project consortium has more than 40 partners including international corporations like Siemens, Microsoft, HP, Carl Zeiss, Skoda, etc.
The project will be completed by May 2009.
Projects which have just started or are yet to be started have been listed below:
- Smart Spaces (ITEA2)
- Guarantee (ITEA2)
- Vicomo (ITEA2)
- PAAM (CATRENE)
- uService (ITEA2)