Project Partners

Cognito meeting DFKI, January 2012

DFKI (Project lead)

Profile:

The department “Augmented Vision” of DFKI focuses on research in the area of computer vision, sensor fusion, and visualization, virtual and augmented reality (http://av.dfki.de).

Contribution:

DFKI will lead the consortium and technical development. DFKI will work on visual-inertial sensor fusion and parameter estimation for bio-mechanical models. Finally DFKI will develop algorithms for hand activity and pose detection and tracking.

Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Profile:

The Computer Vision Group, based within the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bristol, has expertise in medical imaging, gait analysis, motion capture, visual tracking, object recognition, vision based monocular SLAM and image segmentation.

Contribution:

Lead partner on WP5 developing core computer vision algorithms

Contact person:

Dr. Andrew Calway
Dr. Walterio Mayol-Cuevas

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Profile:

Two research groups contribute to COGNITO: the computer vision and the knowledge representation and reasoning research groups. The computer vision research group, led by Prof. David Hogg, has a long and successful history, funded by EPSRC, EU and industrial projects in tracking, activity analysis and medical imaging. The knowledge representation and reasoning group, led by Prof. Anthony Cohn, specialises in spatio-temporal representation reasoning and in ontologies and has been funded by EPSRC, the EU, the UK mapping agency the Ordnance Survey and industrial contracts.

Contribution:

Modelling of the activity – Workflow recovery and monitoring

Contact person:

Prof. David Hogg
Prof. Anthony G. Cohn

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifiques (CNRS)

Profile:

The “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifiques” (CNRS) is a large public research institution with 32.000 researchers and employees active in almost all scientific areas. The Laboratory for Biomechanics & Biomechanical Engineering BMBI (CNRS UMR 6600) is a mixed entity of the CNRS and the Technical University of Compiegne (UTC). The unit has been created in 1982 and is composed of 89 persons whereof 30 are lecturer-researchers, 9 administrative staff, 52 students (thereof 32 PhD students). The Unit associates mechanics, electronics and informatics engineers, physiologists, biologists and medical doctors.

Contribution:

CNRS will identify the relevant parameters which reflect and provide in the best way information about the osteo-articular body of the user, using as input data low level sensor data. Planned efforts are 24 MM (Post Doc) at CNRS and 9 MM at UTC

Contact person:

Dr. Frédéric Marin

Trivisio Prototyping GmbH

Profile:

Trivisio Prototyping GmbH is a privately owned German engineering and prototyping company with an engineering team which has experience on NTE-displays ("near-the-eye") for more than 9 years. Trivisio is expanding its activity to the development of specific solutions in positioning sensors

Contribution:

Trivisio will be in charge of developing the hardware of the COGNITO onbody sensor network.

Contact person:

Gerrit Spaas

Center for Computer Graphics (CCG)

Profile:

The CCG Association / ZGDV - Center for Computer Graphics (CCG) was founded in 1993 and established at the University of Minho in 2001 as a research, development, training and consulting entity, a private and non-profit organization. CCG R&D activity targets at areas of applied research for Virtual Characters and Actors, Usability Research and Services, and Visualization.

Contribution:

CCG's task of visualization and visualization editor development consists of several sub-tasks that are related to different base scenarios.

Contact person:

Dr. Luis Almeida

Technology-Initiative SmartFactory KL

Profile:

The “Technology-Initiative SmartFactory KL” was founded on June 3rd, 2005. The association has the purpose of supporting the development, application and propagation of innovative industrial plant technologies in different economic branches as well as providing a basis for their extensive usage in science and in practice. The director of the SmartFactory is Prof. Zühlke of the University of Kaiserslautern.

Contribution:

The SmartFactory will work on integrating the prototypes developed in this project into the demonstration plant. Further the SmartFactory will test the prototypes in a realistic production environment. This will lead to improved prototypes adapted to the needs of future users in real production environments.

Contact person:

Dr. Gerrit Meixner
Dipl.-Ing. Dominic Gorecky