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A camera based position recognition system for a road vehicle. The environment in the direction of travel of the vehicle is acquired by a camera. Using the acquired image data, the position of the...
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The three-dimensional imaging system providing distribution over a distributed network. A low-cost convenient three-dimensional imaging system having a digitizer and orientation fixture which...
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A method of providing, over a network, an image for recreation in a device, the image containing a background and a foreground object and the method comprising: detecting the position of the...
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A computer-based method of analyzing a wound. An image of the wound is captured by a camera and a three-dimensional model of the wound is generated based on the image. A volume of the wound is...
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The present invention discloses a method to represent the data into realistic, hands-on 3D images using horizontal perspective. The present invention horizontal perspective representation takes...
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A method for determining the position and orientation of a camera, which may not rely on the use of special markers. A set of reference images may be stored, together with camera pose and feature...
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A three dimensional shape measurement apparatus includes m projecting sections, each of which includes a light source and a grating element, and, while moving the grating element by n times,...
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System and method for progressive stereo matching of digital images representing a scene. In general, the progressive stereo matching system includes an initialization module, that obtains a set...
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The subject disclosure is directed towards detecting planes in a scene using depth data of a scene image, based upon a relationship between pixel depths, row height and two constants. Samples of a...
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A high-speed three-dimensional imaging system includes a single lens camera subsystem with an active imaging element and CCD element, and a correlation processing subsystem. The active imaging...
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An interactive user-friendly incremental calibration technique that provides immediate feedback to the user when aligning a point on a 3D model to a point on a 2D image. A can drag-and-drop points...
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An apparatus, image capture device, computing device, computer readable medium are described herein. The apparatus includes logic to determine a depth indicator. The apparatus also includes logic...
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Exemplary systems and methods are provided by which multiple persons in remote physical locations can collaboratively interactively visualize a 3D data set substantially simultaneously. In...
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Methods and apparatus for implementing a system for building a digital representation of captured motion, such as from a live event. In one implementation, a representation system includes: a...
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A system and method are provided for the multiframe surface measurement of the shape of material objects. The system and method include capturing a plurality of images of portions of the surface...
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A three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus for enhancing a stereoscopic effect of an image is provided. The 3D image display apparatus includes a disparity estimator which estimates the...
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In one embodiment, the gaming surveillance system includes a camera subsystem, wherein the camera subsystem contains a means for extracting features in real-time, an image server, wherein the...
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A system and method for performing object and class recognition that allows for wide changes of viewpoint and distance of objects is disclosed. The invention provides for choosing pose-invariant...
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A method and apparatus of converting a two-dimensional (2D) image to a three-dimensional (3D) image based on visual attention are provided. A visual attention map including visual attention...
US20110199469 DETECTION AND DISPLAY OF STEREO IMAGES  
A method for analyzing an image to determine if it is an anaglyph image is disclosed. The method includes receiving a digital image including a plurality of digital image channels each containing...
US20110052045 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM  
A system is provided to compress an image of a subject captured in a plurality of directions, at high compression, and the image processing apparatus includes: a model storage section that stores...
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An augmented reality user interaction system includes a wearable computer equipped with at least one camera to detect one or more fiducial markers worn by a user. A user-mounted visual display...
US20070183652 Method for detecting a code with the aid of a mobile station  
The invention relates to a method for detecting a code (40), and a mobile station adapted to the method. In the method, the mobile station (50) is used to capture an image of the subject (40) and...
US20060177123 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding stereo image  
A method and apparatus are provided for encoding and decoding a stereo image through motion estimation performed in a block using a search area that is temporally or spatially separated from the...
US20130163854 IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS  
An image processing method includes: receiving a plurality of images, the images being captured under different view points; and performing image alignment for the plurality of images by warping...
US20120056989 IMAGE RECOGNITION APPARATUS, OPERATION DETERMINING METHOD AND PROGRAM  
An object is to enable an accurate determination of an operation. An operator uses a relative relation between a virtual operation screen determined from an image or a position of an operator...
US20110102553 ENHANCED REAL-TIME FACE MODELS FROM STEREO IMAGING  
A stereoscopic image of a face is generated. A depth map is created based on the stereoscopic image. A 3D face model of the face region is generated from the stereoscopic image and the depth map....
US20110043609 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A 3D IMAGE  
Provided are an apparatus and a method for processing a three dimensional image. The apparatus for processing the three dimensional image includes a lattice pattern projection unit configured to...
US20080298674 Stereoscopic Panoramic imaging system  
An imaging system for producing stereoscopic panoramic images using multiple coplanar pairs of image capture devices with overlapping fields of view held in a rigid structural frame for long term...
US20080246759 Automatic Scene Modeling for the 3D Camera and 3D Video  
Single-camera image processing methods are disclosed for 3D navigation within ordinary moving video. Along with color and brightness, XYZ coordinates can be defined for every pixel. The resulting...
US20080112610 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 3D MODEL GENERATION  
A camera including a Lidar and an optical camera captures 3D data representing scans of an object. The Lidar and optical camera may synchronously or asynchronously capture 3D data. An image is...