Real-time Image Analysis on Embedded Systems
Multimedia Wireless Sensor networks (WSN)
Computer vision methods can be fully exploited over a Multimedia WSN, a special kind of sensor network whose nodes are made up of a camera sensor, an embedded processor and an RF transmission module. The key feature of a multimedia WSN is the combination of the versatility and independence from any physical infrastructure typical of WSNs with the wealth of information that can be obtained by computer vision. In a multimedia WSN, the sensor nodes can cooperate together to solve a common vision task, merging the partial information extracted from each sensor by an in-network processing approach. Potential applications include environmental monitoring, video surveillance, ambient assisted living, infomobility and Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS).