TrueField update at World Glaucoma Conference
20th May 2013 – Seeing Machines’ development partner Professor Ted Maddess of the Australian National University has been invited to present an update on the TrueField Anlayzer (TFA) at the biannual World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) in Vancouver in July 2013.
This follows earlier platform presentations by Prof Maddess at the specialist Imaging and Perimetry Society biannual meetings in ‘06, ‘08, ‘10, and ’12 and receiving the Best Talk of the Open Glaucoma Sessions award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in 2008. TFA is a diagnostic device which monitors a patient’s involuntary pupil responses to visual stimuli presented concurrently to the visual fields of both eyes. It is a non-contact, objective, fully automated visual field perimeter offering significant clinical advantages. The device is potentially a game changing advance in the assessment of 3 major eye diseases: Glaucoma, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy.
The development team has now analysed over 7,000 visual fields using TFA and has published significant papers in the leading journals including IOVS. Initially focussed on Glaucoma, the volume of clinical studies by the developers now strongly suggests that TFA has the sensitivity and specificity necessary for assessing the severity of early stage disease in Glaucoma, AMD and diabetic conditions, leading to the prospect of better management of these patients at earlier stages of disease. For example, TFA has demonstrated the capacity to quantify improvement with anti-VEGF treatment for wet-AMD (representing approximately two thirds of serious AMD disease).
Seeing Machines and Prof Maddess’ team are working towards readying the TFA for evaluation by Key Opinion Leaders in major markets.
Seeing Machines to Help Establish Fatigue Research.
Canberra, Australia, 6th May 2013 – Seeing Machines has been named as part of the winning bid for the establishment of the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity.
The Australian CRC program is designed to deliver significant economic, environmental and social benefits to Australia by supporting end-user driven research of fatigue issues through partnerships between publicly funded researchers and end-users.
The CRC will develop and deploy the next generation of shift scheduling and workplace design techniques, alertness assessment devices, individualised programs for better sleep health. It will also develop a range of innovative strategies to reduce fatigue with the aim of improving alertness, performance and efficient and reducing workplace injuries.
The CRC have brought together industry, government and university sectors in a coordinated, output-driven program that is unprecedented anywhere in the world.
Researchers will be supported by national and international thought leaders in sleep and alertness drawn from disciplines including molecular biology, biophysical modelling, cognitive neuroscience, human factors, electrical and bioengineering, lighting design, occupational health and safety, and transport safety.
Seeing Machines Adds Accelerometer to DSS Platform
Canberra, Australia, 17th January 2013 – Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, has enhanced it Driver Safety System (DSS) with the introduction of an accelerometer. This enables the system to track intertia-based events including aggressive driving, hard braking or impact. It additionally provides mine managers with driver behavioural data including a video black box feature that can capture events for later analysis.
The analytical system is also utilized on stationary vehicles where it can capture the forces that drivers are exposed to through the loading of large rocks into the dump box of the truck.
Seeing Machines Eyes Up Largest Ever Order
Canberra, Australia, 10th December 2012 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, has received an order for 180 DSS units from South American distributor GTD Chile. The order, the largest ever in the history of Seeing Machines, will see the DSS units deployed at a site in the Atacama desert in Chile which is one of the largest producing mines in the world.
GTD was appointed a distributor for DSS with a territory covering Chile, Argentina and Peru in 2011 and had been working with Seeing Machines prior to that to develop the DSS market in the territory. GTD has made numerous sales over the last year and has a number of other significant DSS projects underway.
Pablo Pla, General Manager of GTD commented: “Having worked over the last three years to develop the market here in Chile we are delighted to have secured this sale and see only further growth from this point.”
Russ Armbrust Appointed VP Operations for DSS
Canberra, Australia, 31st May 2012 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, has appointed Russ Armbrust as VP Operations to assist its rapidly growing Driver Safety System (DSS) business. Mr Armbrust, who will be based in Seeing Machines’ Tucson, Arizona office, will be responsible for technical leadership and technical sales support across all aspects of the DSS business.
Mr Armbrust joins Seeing Machines after an extensive career in the mining industry including 17 years with Freeport McMoran and Newmont. During this time he has focused on the implementation of mining technologies and has been responsible for a series of projects to bring new and emerging technologies into the industry.
Seeing Machines’ faceAPI Hits 35,000 Downloads
Canberra, Australia, Oct 15 2012 - faceAPI, the toolkit that enables developers to embed Seeing Machines’ face tracking technology into their products and applications, has been downloaded over 35,000. Incorporating a suite of image-processing modules created specifically for tracking and understanding faces and facial features. These powerful tracking modules are combined into a complete API toolkit that delivers a rich stream of information that you can incorporate into your own products or services.
The faceAPI toolkit is already in use in customer solutions including Toshiba’s Qosmio glasses-free 3D laptop. Currently only available for the Windows operating environment, initiatives are underway to port faceAPI to other common platforms.
Seeing Machines Attends Mine Expo 2012 in Las Vegas
Canberra, Australia, 24th September 2012 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, will this week showcase its mining range of industry leading eye-tracking technologies at Mine Expo 2012, the world’s largest mining trade show.
Mine Expo, which takes place in Las Vegas, receives around 38,000 attendees from the mining profession annually. The show will provide Seeing Machines’ new Senior VP for DSS an opportunity to meet customers and demonstrate the world’s most advanced eye-tracking and fatigue management solutions.
Seeing Machines Secures Grant from Entrepreneur Development Fund
Canberra, Australia, 7th August 2012 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, is please to announce today that it has secured a grant from the Entrepreneur Development Fund to support a development program for its new DSS ruggedized computers.
The grant will support Seeing Machines’ partnership with Planet Innovation, a technology development and commericalisation firm, and is designed to contribute to the cost of skill and knowledge transfer. EDF is administered by Lighthouse Innovation on behalf of the Australian Capital Territory Government.
Seeing Machines Appoints Paul Johnson as Senior Vice President for DSS
Canberra, Australia, 14th July 2012 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Paul Johnson as Senior Vice President, Driver Safety Solution (DSS). Mr Johnson will assume responsibility for building international sales and operational delivery capability for DSS, Seeing Machines’ rugged suite of non-invasive, industry leading eye tracking technologies.
Mr Johnson joins from Optalert, and brings extensive sales and marketing experience, particularly in the industrial welding and oil and gas sectors. As part of his role, Mr Johnson will work closely with Seeing Machines’ global distributors in all aspects of the selling, deploying and supporting of DSS.
Seeing Machines Launches faceLAB Cockpit Computer 5
Canberra, Australia, 3rd June 2012 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, has today announced the launch of faceLAB Cockpit Computer 5, the latest release of its flagship eye-tracking system. faceLAB Cockpit Computer 5 features significant improvements aimed at making it easier for researchers to objectively measure human behavior in a wide range of operational conditions.
Seeing Machines has been creating advanced eye-tracking algorithms since the company was founded in 2000. faceLAB has set the industry standard for advanced eye-tracking technology, and has been deployed in vehicle fleets around the world to manage fatigue and operator attention on a large scale. faceLAB is uniquely capable of providing both head and eye-tracking data for research into human behavior in real vehicles, cabins and cockpits, both indoors and outdoors.
faceLAB 5 has been completely developed in-house by Seeing Machine’s team of world-leading engineers, and delivers a semi-ruggedised system built for the most advanced simulator and in-cab research.
Seeing Machines Appoints Terry Winters as Chairman
Canberra, Australia, 23rd April 2012 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Winters as non-executive Chairman. Mr Winters brings a proven track record of building highly successful businesses, and his appointment comes at a key time for Seeing Machines as the business continues to focus on the commercialization of its advanced vision-based technologies.
Mr Winters has extensive experience at the most senior levels of industry in a career which has spanned a range of leading telecommunications, financial and engineering companies. These include Optus Communications, Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier, and Intelledox, a leading document automation firm. Mr Winters has served on a number of Australian and international boards.
Seeing Machines Launches DSS Version 3
Canberra, Australia, 12th January 2011 Canberra - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, has today announced the launch of DSS Version 3.0, the latest release of its suite of non-invasive, industry leading eye tracking technologies. DSS 3.0 provides a more robust system than its predecessor and is based on the results of extensive testing and field trials.
The major changes include fully ruggedised connectors and ingress-sealing as well as robust overvoltage protection.
Seeing Machines Signs Supplier Agreement with Westrac
Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2011 – Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, has today announced that Westrac, one of the world’s most trusted Caterpillar equipment dealers, will install Seeing Machines DSS in new Caterpillar vehicles en-route to western mines.
DSS is part of Seeing Machines’ suite of non-invasive, industry leading eye tracking technologies. Seeing Machines’ field support technicians will travel to Perth, Australia to install the DSS technology into new Caterpillar mine haul trucks during final preparation.
Seeing Machine Announces Deal with Toll Mining Services Australia
Canberra, Australia, 21st August 2011 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, is pleased to announce that Toll Mining Services Australia will be deploying Seeing Machines technology across its truck fleet.
Toll Mining Services Australia is part of Toll Group, the Asia region’s leading provider of integrates logistics solutions, and plans to deploy Seeing Machines Technology to a number of sites in upcoming years to help keep drivers and road users safe.
Ken Kroeger named Seeing Machines CEO
Canberra, Australia, 13th July 2011 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Kroeger as its CEO. Mr Kroeger has a wealth of industry experience, which includes founding Catalyst Interactive, an internationally recognised 3D simulation and training company.
Mr Kroeger held the position of Global Training Director of Catalyst Interaction until 2010. He went on to hold a number of technical IT directorships until accepting the role of CEO at Seeing Machines. Mr Kroeger has supplied training to some of the world’s highest performing companies, governments and defence forces including programs for the Joint Strike Fighter and other global military and aviation initiatives.
Seeing Machines Launches World’s First Glasses-Free 3D laptop at CES
Canberra, Australia, 18th January 2011 - Seeing Machines (AIM: SEE), the global computer vision technologies company, announced at CES that its faceAPI software is powering Toshiba world’s first glasses-free 3D laptop.
Seeing Machines’ advanced eye-tracking software tracks the viewer’s head movements via a built-in Webcam and adjusts the stereoscopic image accordingly, offering a single user to enjoy 3D on their laptop, glasses-free. The technology is expected to eventually migrate to other platforms, such as television and gaming.
CES is a major technology trade show, held early each year in Las Vegas, Nevada.