IVRL’s Adrien Birbaumer and Martijn Bosch were among the winners of the >>Venture>> Business Idea competition. The business idea of providing firefighters with thermal information on an augmented reality display, is based on ongoing research into this application within IVRL. The jury chose the idea out of 107 competing projects, and awarded it with a fifth place. To follow the progress of the project, please visit: www.firehud.com.
Kyota Higa from NEC Corporation, Japan, joined IVRL as a visiting scientist for one year.
IVRL started a new project aimed at enhancing the safety and work efficiency of firemen through a wearable see-through augmented reality display. The research undertaken in this project will address colour blending models for thermal imagery on see-through displays. The results will be tested with professional firemen in realistic tasks. Adrien Birbaumer and Martijn Bosch will work on this project, which is funded by a CTI Feasibility grant.
Sabine Süsstrunk gave a plenary talk on “Opponent Color Revisited” in the 12th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 27-29.
Zahra Sadeghipoor gave a talk on “Joint Acquisition of Color and Near-Infrared Images” in the International Symposium on Microoptical Imaging and Projection, Jena, Germany.
Zahra Sadeghipoor presented a paper on “Chromatic Aberration in the Joint Acquisition of Color and Near-Infrared Images“ in the Digital photography and Mobile Imaging conference of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging.
Bin Jin presented our paper on “Modeling the Importance of Faces in Natural Images” in the Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XX conference of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging.
Gaurav Sharma from the University of Rochester presented our collaborative work on “An interactive App for Color Deficient Viewers” in the Color Imaging XX: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications conference of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging.
Sabine Süsstrunk gave a talk on “Opponent Color Revisited” in the Computaional Photography and Intelligent Cameras workshop at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, February 4-6.