Monday, July 4, 2011

DeepShot: Computer vision app for computer-smartphone communication

This post by Computer Vision Central has been reprinted from Computer Vision Central's blog

Google Research and MIT CSAIL have developed a method for transferring an application's work state between a computer and a mobile phone using computer vision. The user can take an image of the computer screen using the mobile phone camera; the Deep Shotapp on the phone then identifies the current webpage on the computer and communicates with the computer to determine the URI of the application. For many web-based applications, the URI specifies both the application and the application state. Deep Shot also supports transfer in the other direction: an image of the computer display taken with the mobile phone is used to identify the computer to the phone. Deep Shot requires installation of software on both the computer and the phone. More information is available on Popular Science.

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