Seeing beyond the light

The Photonics Europe exhibition and conference in Brussels from April 12 – 16th, 2010 will include an Innovation Village.

I was accepted as one of 21 ‘innovators’ for investors to consider. Please click on the image to enlarge it. More on image analysis on re-visualizing images and onΒ  The text says:

Poster for the Innovation Village at the Photonics Europe exhbition in Brussels

Poster for Innovation Village

The Innovation:

“Software Lenses” are the result of using a highly generic prototype for the analysis and revisualization of digital images.

The analysis is a new approach to classifying images, characterising image components, recognizing patterns, and generally measuring on-screen, as a basis for making decisions.

The re-visualization gives added details and new perspectives of 3D structures.

Together, the methods form the basis for a decision support system, by incorporating the knowledge of experienced image analysts.

The underlying algorithms are so general, that

  • calibration images could be used across different imaging technologies
  • reference images could be used for quality control of production
  • standardisation images could be used for establishing standards at nanoscale and below.

Depending on the application, user interfaces require tailoring for image tagging, expert interpretation and end user decisions. For minimum overhead and maximum client exposure, Software Lenses are to be offered as a ‘web service’, thus allowing income from private server installations as well as public subscriptions.

The original input image shows bulrushes in water and their reflections. The re-visualization output shows the water as a curved surface with the grass blades above and below.

A little booth in a little village

A little booth in a small village

The grand back of the little booth

The back of the booth large enough for our A0 poster

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is
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5 Responses to Seeing beyond the light

  1. crisismaven says:

    Congratulations on being accepted! Now let’s hope they not only have deep pockets, but also arms long enough to reach the bottom πŸ™‚ !

  2. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I shall report!!!

  3. I guess the most interesting visitor was the consultant who wants to contact a former client to discuss “quality control” with our image analysis.

    Otherwise, I’m glad I went to see the state of the art and I thoroughly enjoyed the ever present European spirit and atmosphere.

  4. crisismaven says:

    You didn’t fly I presume? πŸ™‚

    • Only one way!

      I came back via Liege and Duisburg where I spent 5 hours in a warm waiting room, before taking a most comfortable and EMPTY ICE train.

      So it could have been MUCH worse!


      PS. Am still thinking about feature material…

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