Vision Prize 2007 Winners
Due to the exceptionally high quality of the applicants the board of Vision Club of Finland decided to award Vision Prize 2007 to two persons.
Maria Jokela was awarded Vision Prize 2007 for her master´s thesis “Implementation and Analysis of the Cockpit Activity Assessment”. She has continued her research work on machine vision based systems in vehicle and traffic domain at VTT Machine Vision team. The thesis concentrated on monitoring driver´s level of visual and cognitive distraction. It was done at VTT as part of the project AIDE in co-operation with Volvo Technology Corporation. The most significant results of the work are presented in an article ’’Monitoring driver´s visual and mental workload’’ in page 6 of this journal
Ensuring high quality in manufacturing often requires visual inspection of products. In the industrial world, machine vision has become a marked asset amid efforts to combat loss of human-intensive work to developing countries. Recent rapid developments in camera technology has made machine vision especially a hot topic. Machine vision is not based solely on camera technology, however. The machine vision information chain can be divided into five areas: lighting, optics, image digitizing, image processing and information interfaces to business logic. The awarded work is concerned with the overall information chain management in machine vision systems. The thesis is described more thoroughly in an article “Information Chain in Machine Vision Systems” in page 22 of this journal. The thesis was done at Oy Delta-Enterprise Ltd an automation engineering company specialized in machine vision, RFID, robotics, automation software development and project management.