What is Computer Vision?

Computer vision is the technology through which computers have the capability of interpreting digital images and videos. The technology involves capturing images and videos from the real world, processing and analysing them to provide useful reports with analytics and perform required operations. It is immensely important from the engineering perspective as the software will be able to do the critical calculations with the full efficiency that was previously done manually and there was always a scope of miscalculation and human errors.


The Areas Where Computer Vision Technology Is Completely Taking Over –

Document Capture – Previously, only documents with texts could be captured and interpreted. But with computer vision technology, images can be scanned and all the proper dimensions and data from the image can be extracted perfectly. For example, an architectural design can be captured, processed and analysed to provide all the dimensions and other relevant properties. As a matter of fact, with advanced software, 2D designed are converted and represented in 3D models for all constructional works.

It is able to read images of objects and extract different texts and labels on it. It can do proper indexing of different items up for sale and generate barcode for each product. It has enhanced document capture technology by enabling it to store electronic documents that are computer generated by taking data from real-life object. This is what true automation is like and it is the high level of digitisation. There is no need of preparing manual documents and forms as they are getting created, processed and stored by the system itself. For example, it can make a reading of medical tests and prepare reports and invoices and store it for future uses. Similarly, it can read labels from bottle and containers and extract text from it.

Investigation – Computer vision is playing a major role in scene reconstruction where a crime had taken place. It is interpreting the low-quality videos and images captured during the crime and projecting a perfect construction of the most probable happening. It can also recognise objects and track it down. Furthermore, the advanced software can also analyse the pose of an object and provide useful information. It is useful in learning theory, image restoration, and motion estimation.

Experimentation and Research – Computer vision technology has been a breakthrough for the scientists who can use advanced software for their research and experiment purposes. With image and video capture, significant information about the subject and outcomes can be processed that was previously not available. It helps in making precious calculations, taking smart steps and reaching the ultimate goals with proper reasoning backed by its data and information.

Industrial Manufacture – It can do an automatic inspection of objects produced to detect any manufacture defects. As it can detect motion, it can clearly identify the quality of machines as well as keep surveillance in the work of the labors. Most importantly, it can produce models from ideas and 2D designs so that employees can work on them.

Apart from these, it is slowing taking over all the different sectors where manual labor and machinery works are involved. It is actively involved in industrial geometric works, scientific researches, virtual experimentations, and advanced technologies like augmented reality, 3D projection, pattern recognitions, navigations and image and video processing.