The Vision Lab is a dedicated facility in our Glasgow office, helping businesses adopt or deliver innovative computer vision or imaging solutions.
Broadly speaking, machine vision is any computation involving visual content – images, videos, anything with pixels involved.
It’s the process of using machines to see, identify, analyse and understand imagery.
Any application that involves understanding pixels through software can be labelled as computer vision.
Computational processing of images has been around in some format since the 1960s. But recent advances in machine learning as well as leaps forward in data storage, computing capabilities and cheap, high-quality imaging devices have led to major improvements and new opportunities.
The core techniques of computer vision, all of which have developed significantly in recent years, are:
Read more about our expertise in imaging systems.
These techniques can be used for many different applications in different environments, with the result that computer vision technology is well on the way to being ubiquitous:
Navigation, control, route planning, obstacle detection, traffic sign detection
The human face
Personal device access, targeted advertising, surveillance, biometrics, photo tagging
Gesture recognition and control, vision-based user inputs, action recognition, eye tracking
Predictive maintenance, package inspection, reading barcodes, track and trace, handwriting analysis
3D visualisation and animation, 3D image segmentation, tumour detection, medical diagnosis methods
Land use recognition and identification, multi sensor fusion, crop detection, atmospheric visibility, pollution monitoring
Object detection, recognition and tracking, people counting, crime prevention, home security
Pedestrian detection, driver monitoring, lane alert, parking assistance, video-based tolling, number plate recognition, traffic surveillance.
The hardware and software in the Vision Lab strengthens our technical capabilities in computer vision and related fields, and includes:
For image sensing, machine learning
3D time of flight sensors
For industrial machine vision applications
For embedded vision applications
PCs – custom built and optimised
For image processing, machine vision and applications that require high processing speed
A comprehensive standard software package for machine vision industries, with capabilities in areas such as analysis, matching, measuring, identification, 3D vision and deep learning algorithms.
We see lots of opportunities to use the lab for projects in image processing, machine vision, object detection and tracking, embedded vision, motion sensing, and machine learning.
In addition to helping companies develop new services or enhance existing products, we are interested in supporting non-technology organisations implement visioning technologies in the workplace.
Tell us about your imaging challenges, help us shape our workshop programme, and guide us in providing a service that will be useful to you.