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Human-Centric Machine Vision

Edited by Manuela Chessa, Fabio Solari and Silvio P. Sabatini, ISBN 978-953-51-0563-3, 188 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 02, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1360

Recently, the algorithms for the processing of the visual information have greatly evolved, providing efficient and effective solutions to cope with the variability and the complexity of real-world environments. These achievements yield to the development of Machine Vision systems that overcome the typical industrial applications, where the environments are controlled and the tasks are very specific, towards the use of innovative solutions to face with everyday needs of people. The Human-Centric Machine Vision can help to solve the problems raised by the needs of our society, e.g. security and safety, health care, medical imaging, and human machine interface. In such applications it is necessary to handle changing, unpredictable and complex situations, and to take care of the presence of humans.