Mobile phone

The projects we have worked on related to mobile phones.

Interactive videos & Hypervideos

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Interactive videos & Hypervideos

Interactive videos or hypervideos contain (moving) hotspots that users can click on to make anything happen inside the video. The object to be clicked on can be a person, object, product, or moving text/animation. The interactive videos runs on all mobile devices, tablets, computers, and even on touch screens (during events). Up to now, videos as a medium are very dumb. You can push play, stop, go forward and backward in time, and—hold on to your chair—if you get lucky you can even watch it in full-screen or in 4K. But that’s pretty much it. You click a button, sit back, watch, and...

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Automatic Planogram compliance – Saving millions of hours

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Automatic Planogram compliance – Saving millions of hours

Saving millions of hours of work of sales agents' time with a point-and-click application, how?

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Mobile Object Recognition for Retail

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Mobile Object Recognition for Retail

Take a snapshot with your iPhone of a supermarket's flyer and receive information and discounts on the products photographed, or put them into a shopping cart. It can't be simpler than that for an end-user, can it? The steps involved in setting up this project are:
- Collecting digital images of the products to be recognized
- Tagging these images with metadata and putting them into a special feature-point database
- Loading the database onto a server
- Implementing an object recognition algorithm on the server
- Building a mobile front-end that communicates with the server

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Pocket Supercomputer

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Pocket Supercomputer

Video-equipped cellphones offer limitless computing capabilities into mobile phones through low-latency streaming and real-time video analysis. Combined with augmented reality this provides users real-time information, translations, ratings, and videos of the products filmed by the mobile device. Two patents were filed and there was extensive international media coverage. This technology, founded by Fredrik Linaker, offers a simple way to find useful information about the surrounding world using any ordinary 3G cellphone equipped with a video camera. The prototype system, dubbed the Pocket...

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Automated Visual Repository Building

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Automated Visual Repository Building

The state-of-the-art in visual object recognition has matured to a level where many objects can be recognized in real-time in video streams. In order to recognize objects in pictures taken from camera phones, 3G video streams, webcams, or any other video recording device, there is a need for a database of images of the objects to be recognized (along with accompanying data such as product ratings, prices, reviews, comparisons or any relevant metadata ). Instead of manually taking pictures to build such a database we made use of the (increasingly) high number of pictures available on-line by...

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Visual Shelf Monitoring

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Visual Shelf Monitoring

Image recognition algorithms analyze images streaming from retail store cameras, detecting (mis)placement of products, verifying these against target planograms and promotion compliance diagrams to deliver a real-time action stream for restocking, rearrangement and optimization of shelf product assortment. International media coverage and 4 patents filed. In-store cameras and visual object recognition algorithms are used to continuously monitor in an automated way the presence, misplacement, and in particular, the lack of products on supermarket shelves. This allows retailers to avoid...

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Facebook Connect: Integrating Facebook into any website or application

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Facebook Connect: Integrating Facebook into any website or application

Facebook for Businesses! Everyone knows Facebook. But not everyone knows Facebook’s API. Businesses (and their marketing department) have spent years trying to make use of social networks. They know they want to use social networks–because the people are there–but they have no idea how to make use of them!! Until now. The Facebook API opens up a world of opportunities for businesses and this project we wanted to showcase all that is possible. This was a fun project where the prototype often shocked people at what was possible. Imagine seeing images of your wife...

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Social Media Optimization

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Social Media Optimization

Problem : A company’s image is no longer in control of a marketing department, but it is in the hands of the people. People are taking about your company, leaving ratings and comments, social networks are thriving, and you’re not in control and there is little your company can do about it. Companies potentially risk loosing everything is one wrong video gets posted on the web. Is there nothing a company can do about this? Luckily, there is. Starting from nothing, except the goal of “doing something in the social space”, we identified the problems, studied the market,...

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