New report by Research and Markets, Global Machine Vision Market 2012-2016, a $2,500 report, forcasts global machine vision market to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% to 2016.
Researchers at Wakayama University are developing a system that manipulates the color, tone and contrast of printed materials, and could be used as an aid for users with vision impairments such as low vision or color blindness.
“In this research, we use a projector and camera to freely manipulate the tone and contrast of printed materials like this, by shining light onto them.”
This camera system can track very fast moving objects, keeping them in the center of the screen at all times. Currently under development by the Ishikawa Oku Lab. at the University of Tokyo, this latest version captures Full HD video and can be used outdoors.
“Ordinarily, to change the direction a camera faces, you move the camera mechanically. But in this system, it’s not the camera that moves, it’s the mirrors. This makes it possible to change where you’re looking really quickly. In this demonstration, we’re tracking a table tennis ball. The ball moves extremely fast, but this system can keep compensating for the ball’s motion, so the ball stays in the middle of the image.”
Technos has introduced the Super5000K 7K Model neuro-visual sensor. This is the world’s highest precision visual inspection system, and can detect spots 0.05mm in size at a distance of 2m, with a 1.4m field of vision. This is 1,000 times the resolving power of a conventional 4,000 pixel line sensor CCD camera, and 4,000 times that of a full HD camera.