WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – January 24, 2019 – The Embedded Vision Alliance announced the 2019 Vision Tank Start-up Contest is open for entries. The annual competition, which showcases the best new ventures using computer vision or visual AI in their products or services, is open to early-stage companies. Entrants are judged on four criteria: technology innovation, business plan, team and business opportunity. The deadline for entries is January 31, 2019.
The Vision Tank Start-up Competition includes two awards: the Judges’ Award and the Audience Award. The winner of the Vision Tank Judges’ Award receives a $5,000 cash prize, and both winners each receive a one-year membership in the Embedded Vision Alliance. In addition, the companies get one-on-one advice from the judges, as well as valuable introductions to potential investors, customers, employees and suppliers.
2018 Vision Tank Start-up Winners:
Judges’ Award: VirtuSense Technologies’ product identifies people who are at risk of falls and injuries. The core technology is based on machine vision, using a 3D time-of-flight sensor to track a person’s static and dynamic balance, identify sensory and muscular deficits and provide objective data to assess and treat issues.
Audience Choice Award: Boulder AI has created an intelligent camera that is waterproof, dust-proof and runs AI at the image source. This edge processing camera runs AI/machine learning and computer vision algorithms without the cloud, distilling visual information into actionable data.
About the Embedded Vision Summit
The Embedded Vision Summit is being held May 20-23, 2019, in Santa Clara, California. The Summit is the only event focused exclusively on deployable computer vision, attracting a global audience of more than 1,200 attendees from companies developing vision-enabled products at the edge and in the cloud. The event features industry innovators, top technologists and engineers who are designing “machines that see” for a wide range of industries including automotive, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, robotics and security. The Summit’s Vision Technology Showcase offers hundreds of vision technology demos from more than 60 companies. For the latest updates on the Embedded Vision Summit, follow @EmbVisionSummit on Twitter.
About The Embedded Vision Alliance
The Embedded Vision Alliance is a worldwide industry partnership bringing together technology providers and end product companies who are enabling innovative and practical applications for computer vision for a range of market segments and applications, including automotive, consumer electronics, gaming, imaging, and more. Membership is open to any company that supplies or uses technology for computer vision systems and applications. For more information on the Alliance, visit https://www.embedded-vision.com.