Machine Vision, Vision - Based Sensor Networks, and Collaborative Environments

Professor Falko Kuester

This research investigates vision-based sensor networks for monitoring of structural and non-structural systems with applications in the areas of real-time motion capture, situation awareness and emergency response. The concepts of "Office of the Future" and "Classroom of the Future" environments are being extended and have introduced a new foundation for the development of "Living Laboratories”—collaborative workspaces that draw from research in pervasive communications and computing, human computer interaction and interfaces, as well a scalable techniques for real-time visualization of massive data sets. The NSF-funded VizClass environment and its VizION middleware are the anchor stone for this research.