Computer Vision


Now, we are at the evaluating stage. Computer vision can reestablish evaluation criteria according to various situations, redefine the order of importance if the result has more than one meaning and change the actions to be performed in following stages. We see advanced computer vision applications in customer traffic measurements 1, autonomous cars 2, grocery stores without cashiers 3,visual home assistants 4 and bone recognition 5.

1 Customer Traffic

In most shopping malls and stores, all of our activities are recorded: which isles we visit, whether or not we browse the shelves, which products we pick up or leave on the shelf, how much time we spend at a certain location. Added with other virtues of computer vision, all these form an immense and valuable data warehouse. Now, customer traffic information delivers not only the number of people but also periodic changes and a large and multi-layered opportunity map ready to carry out various analysis to boost sales.


2 Autonomous Cars – Shared Mind

Speed control, lane tracking, automatic distance adjustments, self-parking are some of the things the automotive industry has been working on and developing for some time. Autonomous cars no longer merely observe their surroundings. Probable risks are shared with nearby cars and a collective platform is used to prevent accidents. The collective experience gained through this common mind can be implemented almost instantly by all autonomous vehicles and continues to open new doors to the future.


3 Amazon Go

Amazon Go is an outstanding supermarket chain supported by computer vision. The first store with no cashiers opened in Seattle and is spreading to other American cities. By means of a special camera web, Amazon technology recognizes all the products you put in the basket and lets you leave the store without any payment. An electronic invoice is sent to you within a few minutes.


4 Visual Home Assistants

For now, home assistants perform simple operations such as responding to voice commands, playing music, ordering goods and switching on/off. What if these assistants use cameras to provide some new services in your home especially for children and older people? Soon it may be very easy to be notified before simple accidents happen or to record funny moments and firsts of babies or pets.


5 Bone Recognition

There are important developments in the military field as well. In 2018, the US Air Force applied for a patent explaining people can be identified according to their bone structure. The signal sent by the transmitting antennas to the person is compared with the person's biometric radar signature with all registered signatures in the database.