VideoMining Corporation has developed a chip named VMX for automatically measuring the behavior and demographics (gender, age range, and ethnicity) of people in public places. The hardware technology FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) was used to implement VideoMining’s patented video analysis algorithms. The VMX chip embeds the complete video-based measurement solution in hardware, making it ideal for a variety of applications.
Packaging the video sensor and processing unit into an extremely small form factor makes it non-intrusive and easy to deploy. The use of special-purpose FPGA technology instead of general-purpose computers leads to huge cost savings. The VMX chip could enable large scale deployments of video-based measurement devices in retail and other markets such as homeland security, digital signage and business intelligence.
VideoMining is filing for multiple U.S. patents for the technologies that went into VMX development.
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