Research and Innovation projects

The following list of past projects provides an overview of the wide range of our competences regarding solution domains and system environments.

 

p320b

GreenToF (2015)

Design of a ToF camera system with multi-spectral capability. Alternative frequencies for illumination and sensing shall enable operation in IR-absorbing (p.ex. under water) and IR-emitting (measuring in ovens) environments. The project covers creation of a camera prototype, its calibration and performance evaluation and experimental validation in a number of field tests.
Funding: Easy2Research

 

HomeButler UI

HomeButler (2009-2012)

Design of a next-generation, user-centric home automation system and service platform for AAL (generation 50+) for Beko E&I AG; this system comprises a set of functions to aid memory and ensure safe self-sustained living for elderly people, enriched with additional communication services. A tablet-based UI has proven as an intuitive, always-present point for interaction.

 

HomeButler UI

Multisensor Surveying (2008-ongoing)

Design of a sensing system for near real-time volume measurement of large stockpiles. The system aggregates data from multiple 2D laser scanners with crane position information to create a volume model that is mapped into a model for volume analysis on-crane. Data is being  delivered in multiple output formats for quality control and ERP integration.

www.dksurvey.com

Media Space Navigator (2007-2008)

A recommender system that helps TV viewers to navigate content which interests them from the plethora of television programmes and video-on-demand broadcasting based on meta-data, multimodal similarity matching and user feedback [VHL+08].

with Telekom Austria TA AG 

Telekom Austria Cube (2006-2007)

To enable easy interaction in a home entertainment environment, PCA has created a tangible remote control that interacts with consumer electronics components. PCA designed a cube that you can flip and rotate, which maps to a set of commands enabling the control of interactive TV content [FVEW08]. Besides interaction, power-efficient design played a key role to success of this battery-operated device.

with Telekom Austria TA AG

SPECTACLES (2005-2008)

SPECTACLES project aims at creating a autonomous computing platform that is integrated into the frame structure of glasses. The system includes components for communication, interaction and sensing to support different application areas. (FIT-IT ES Project Nr. 809 450). Key challenges were system integration and miniaturization and a power-aware design of hardware and software components.

with Silhouette International Schmied AG and others