Object Tracking

If the previous pairing doesn’t do it for you, try this one — computer science and hockey, joined in the task of using computer vision to track, process, and transmit the content of visual events, distilling it down to the relevant pieces. Says the primary researcher:

“This could have many different applications, including most situations that require a human to monitor video taken by a remote camera, such as security cameras,” Boyd says. “But it could also be used to deliver a live sports event to your cell phone. Instead of video, which requires a lot of bandwidth, you would get a moving schematic or diagram of the action with, say, Sharks or flaming C’s representing the players.”

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