The field of sensor based environment detection offers a wide and interesting spectrum of application areas. OPASCA Systems GmbH, a technology oriented spin-off of the KIT founded in 2001, has specialized in the development of intelligent sensor based systems and solutions in the area of person and object detection. The focus of the young firm is human protection in safety critical compounds, especially in medical high-tech establishments, such as with radiation therapy, x-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnet resonance tomography (MRT).
In an emergency, every second counts. Many first responders, however, do not know how to behave properly in a critical situation, for example, when finding an unconscious person. Uncertainty often prevents a quick reanimation. Although often the right actions such as controlling the breathing and the pulse are taken only about half of the first responders recognize a cardiovascular failure or immediately start with reanimation measures on the victim.
The need for comfortably operable, precise, and in their color settable sources of light for the optical spectroscopy in research and industry is enormous due to the range of applications. For analyses in nuclear physics to environmental technology, dye lasers are the ideal source of radiation. However, they are so large, complicated in usage, and cost and maintenance intensive that their use has so far been limited to niche applications. Users therefore use systems, which filter out the required light from white light as an alternative. These systems work inefficiently and are not implementable for all applications.
Human vision is complex. Perceiving and recognizing other people from the most diverse viewing angles, the interpretation of movement, gestures, facial expression, and direction of gaze are important basic elements of human interaction. The Videmo Intelligente Videoananlyse GmbH & Co. KG develops technical systems which imitate important skills of the human visual perception and uses these in the most varied of applications, mostly in the areas of safety and customer analysis.