A Validation Study of a Perceptually-Based Metric of Smartphone Image Quality
For years, even as smartphones continued to gain more and more prominence in daily life, there was no standard that rated the quality of images taken by mobile phone cameras. This lack of standards left manufacturers frustrated by the lack of understanding the impact design changes had on perceived quality and consumers confused by the quality level that could be expected from the devices that they purchased.
Standards for the Virtual World!The world of standards used to be so tangible! You could clearly validate when two components fit together (conformed to certain interoperability standard). Even when we talked about safety or quality matters, it was quite clear whether a process met certain standards. But times are a changin’! Some technologies are now rapidly taking us from the real world into augmented reality and virtual reality. Just to be clear, the interoperability standards are still important; in fact, these applications depend on such complex ecosystems that the adherence to interoperability standards for communication and data is a fundamental requirement. The notion of quality, however, is now built into the bits that make up the digital picture, audio or video and the rate at which it is processed to present the rich experience of reality we seek. As the algorithms continue to benefit from the increased computational power, greater bandwidth, and access to vast quantities of data, we are getting accustomed to highly personalized experiences and services even though there is greater concern over our privacy and personal safety. In this issue of the eZine, the experts are bringing us timely information about some of the emerging standards in camera picture quality, drone technology, augmented reality and virtual reality. We also get to hear from researchers about advanced processes for manufacturing wearable sensors. Just as various audio and video standards brought us improved experiences on mobile devices over the past decade, wearable sensors will bring us near-reality experiences in the coming decade. Can we really be in two places at once? Will we be able to distinguish between the real avatar (self) and the virtual avatar? (more…)
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- impact and development of standards in various regions of the world;
- reliance by employers on complying with standards for introducing their products to the marketplace
- best practices and ideas for incorporating standards into the classroom and curricula
Interested in contributing an article? Please make note of these important dates.3rd Quarter 2017 issue theme: Standards and Compliance/Regulation
- Articles due: 14-Jul-2017
- Publication date: 18-Aug-2017
- Articles due: 1-Nov-2017
- Publication date: 6-Dec-2017