July 28, 2006

Semacode: Image recognition on mobile camera phone

Anonymous Reader writes "Could you write a good image recognizer for a 100 MHz mobile phone processor with 1 MB heap, 320x240 image, on a poorly-optimized Java stack? It needs to locate and read two-dimensional barcodes made up of square modules which might be no more than a few pixels in size. We had to do that in order to establish Semacode, a local start up company that makes a software barcode reader for cell phones. The applications vary from ubiquitous computing to advertising. Simon Woodside (founder) discusses with the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club what it's like to start a business and how the imaging code works.

Download the talk/demo here."

Link: csclub.uwaterloo.ca

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