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NUITEQ hackday project - object recognition using Snowflake and OpenCV

Here at NUITEQ we stimulate innovation and creative thinking. We allow our software engineers to spend a certain amount of their time working on their own ideas, the so called hackdays. These hackdays don’t have to be related to Snowflake, multitouch technology or Natural User Interfaces, which is what NUITEQ is all about. We are really true believers of this kind of creative freedom and flexibility as it allows the brilliant minds of these ridiculously talented people, to make their own thoughts a reality, opposed to only working on product related projects or customer development projects.

The rules of a NUITEQ hackday project:

- It has to be a rough crude prototype/hack, so it doesn’t have to be flawless working finished end product
- Spend max 2 work days on the project
- Create a short 2-3 min crude video of the project to showcase the work
- Make sure to have fun and learn something new

Project description
This application is based on object recognition for finding an object in a video feed, provided we already know about the object we are looking for (image of object).

The application finds important key points in the sample image and the video feed and tries to match them together. A successful match returns a positive result and the result is drawn in the form of a rectangle around the object.

NUITEQ hackday project - object recognition using Snowflake and OpenCV from multitouch software on Vimeo.

Next step
Increase the fps and use optical flow to track the object.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Please note that this is a project and what you see in the video is not actually part of the Snowflake product range till date.