Field of interestVicarVision has a special interest in perceiving people’s behavior. FaceReader™ is the premier product for automatically evaluating emotional expressions in the human face. It is used in behavioral research institutes all over the world in studies assessing the usability and user experience of software systems, food preference and video conferencing interactions, to name a few. PIRES™, first introduced in 1996, was the first ‘mugshot’, or forensic portrait analysis, system with the ability to fill in a full police suspect description form; in fact, it often performed better than most police officers. BodyReader gives real time estimates of human pose and other articulations of the human body. GazeTracker follows the direction of attention of a person watching a screen, using a conventional webcam. AIVOS™ is a generic platform for intelligent video surveillance systems that analyses actions and interactions of multiple persons. Vicar Analytics combines all of VicarVision’s face and people analysis techniques in a service for monitoring human behavior in public environments.
Over the years, apart from people detection, we have developed vision solutions to detect objects such as cars, horses, suitcases, shoe traces for forensic analysis, and evaluate the context of those images. Other examples are a visual analysis system for a sewer crawling robot, SewerViewer, that detects and interprets various abnormalities, cracks and obstructions in a sewer system. Or a luggage classification system that we developed to increase safe usage of conveyor belts at airports.