In recent years, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in different markets has increased significantly. Currently, most important markets are aerial video/photography, precision farming and surveillance/monitoring. Ongoing technical development, e.g. in size, endurance and usability, enables the use of UAVs in even more areas.
Medical imaging is the visualization of body parts, organs, tissues or cells for clinical diagnosis and preoperative imaging. The global medical image processing market is about $15 billion a year. The imaging techniques used in medical devices include a variety of modern equipment in the field of optical imaging, nuclear imaging, radiology and other image-guided intervention. A system that integrates the processing close to the sensor would be ideal to help reduce extraneous wires.
Camera based systems for automotive applications is a rapidly growing market segment. Starting off as “nice to have” features only offered in the luxury segments, the changes lately in the EuroNCAP (and similar) safety rules will soon require this type of systems in all cars. The development towards autonomous cars will also further increase the demand for camera based systems, where vision technology will be a must.