Come visit us at IBC 2015!

Come visit us at IBC 2015!.

We will be at IBC 2015, Hall 11, Stand 11.A48 and will be demonstrating our deFlicker and Magic Mirror product line. The exhibition takes place from 10th to 15th of September in Amsterdam.
Our customer invite code of 19795 will allow you to register for the IBC Exhibition for FREE, even after early bird registration has closed. With your registration pass, you will also receive a travel pass for the show, which you...
License tool for AutoCAD and Auer Success.

To enable our customer to run precise reports on usage and number of necessary licenses for AutoCAD and AuerSuccess, we developed the license tool. It runs as windows service on the actual license server and records usage of both applications by user, internal IP-address, license type and serial number, duration of usage and current time. Data is stored in a database and reports are generated via...
Reference management tool.

The reference management tool is an integrated system for the construction and allied trades. It allows entering, modifying and structured output of references and is particularly suitable for large companies and corporate groups. All references are jointly mapped so that an uniform appearance can be ensured to the outside - both for external calls as well as the intranet and the internet sites (integration with...
Staff utilization planning.

We have replaced an existing Excel-based staff utilization planning tool by a web-based solution. Planning is done as usual in columns (calendar weeks or months) and lines (projects or staff) by hours of working time as in Excel. Any number of teams can be created and are planned independently. Holiday planning is done on a daily basis and can be carried out by the employees themselves (specific role with limited...
ToyCollect - A Mobile Robot which Collects Toys from Unaccessible Places.

Partially funded by FFG Talente 2014
I was motivated for this project by my two-year old daughter who always
hides her toys under the couch. It was quite hard finding out or
looking at what lies down below. So we built a robot that can be
remote controlled by any Android 4.1+ device via WLAN, can drive under
the couch, look at the toys, and move out what toys it finds....
Magic Mirror - Augmented Reality for trade fairs and shopping windows.

Together with Pfeiffer-Medien we developed a flexible Augmented Reality application based on Microsoft Kinect. Just like a magic mirror it allows you to replace the background scenery and take on a different face. Here, we used faces of Austrian and international politicians, but also default virtual avatars from the online game World of Warcraft, or specially created faces...
Photodocumentation.

The photodocumentation is an integrated system for the building industry. It allow capture and classification of images, videos and audio recordings which need to be created during planned and unplanned inspections or to document obstacles, directly on Android phones. All current Android phones are supported (tested e.g. HTC Legend, HTC Desire S, HTC One X, Samsung S3 and S4, LG P-970N, Samsung Galaxy Camera). The...
deFlicker for Ultramotion and Highspeed Cameras.

Flicker is ubiquituous in night recordings with high speed cameras. This is due to widely installed lighting systems in sport arenas which flicker at high frequency. Normal camera recordings up to about 100 fps do not flicker, but at higher frame rates the effect is very visible.

Based on long year research since 2008 we have developed the first commercially available deFlicker system, which is...
Alfresco WCMS to Drupal 7 upgrade.

Due to the end-of-life notification for Alfresco WCMS it was necessary to transfer all data from our customer's intranet- and website. As new system Drupal 7 was chosen. We promptly imported all articles, news and menus from the old system and exported them into Drupal 7, adapting the Theme accordingly so that is was possible to switch servers without seeing an obvious visual difference. For this project we...
Money Maker 10 EUR.

This app doubles your 10 EUR bank note into a 20 EUR note. No frills, no bells, no whistles, just more money.

We are currently adapting this app to the new Euro bank notes. Please bear with us!

Tested on various tablets and phones, several minor bugfixes. If it does not detect, get as close as possible to the bank note.

NOTE: You need a relatively fast and recent Android phone for this or initial detection might be very...
Clipboard Dialer.

When using voice-over-ip based telephony system it is convenient to dial via PC. Many manufacturers offer such tools. However, there are often problems with normalizing telephone numbers (e.g. numbers without international prefix, internal phone extensions), and so not every number can be successfully dialed. For technical reasons every supported application needs its own plugin - and some work while some don't. From...
Project cockpit.

The project cockpit is the second part to the electronic site diary: after the collection reporting and controlling! It offers a concise traffic light representation of current project's state with direct access to operational tickets, actual vs. planned time reporting (e.g. for subcontractor bills), actual state project plans and much more besides. 
Do you want to use our project cockpit and electronic site diary for your own...
Universal Remote - Kinect for Windows.

We developed in collaboration with Pfeiffer-Medien an universal control software based on Microsoft Kinect which allows to control any windows application using hand gestures (optimized for Microsoft Powerpoint and Prezi) - just like in the film Minority Report. Austrian TV reported on our software, Microsoft invited us and our partners to the Pioneers Festival 2012 into the Wiener Hofburg where we...
Automated Characterization of Osteoclasts via Image Processing Methods.

During the Symposium Bridges in Pathophysiology we held a talk on our Osteoclast recognition system which was developed during the research project Holistic Pattern Recognition. The Symposium was held on occasion of the publication of the book Principles of Osteoimmunology (SpringerWienNewYork) where we also contributed one appropriate chapter.
At this occasion we also...
Wooden Easter Ratchet.

Surprise your friends with this original wooden ratchet!Ratcheting is a well-known tradition since 1482. It creates lots of noise by turning a wooden ratchet - the faster, the better! 3D model and sound were captured from an original wooden easter ratchet originally built by my uncle. Our digital ratchet behaves just as a real one, but it's easier to take with you everywhere you go.NEW: Tablet support improved....
Recognition of magazine pages.

For marketing research purposes it is interesting to know how long each page of a magazine is read. Therefore we developed a prototype to recognize magazine pages for a customer. Scanned or digital pages were processed and a model was created to recognize magazine pages from mobile phone or USB Webcam video recordings. By using a portable camera with wide angle lens which can be put into a breast pocket, the...
Color Blindness Correction and Simulator.

See through the eyes of your red, green or blue colorblind friend!So you have a friend who is colorblind... how does the world look to him/her? With this app, you can see what it is like to be red, green or blue color blind. If you are colorblind yourself, you can also correct it - but first check which type of colorblindness you have by seeing whether you can tell the difference to the normal view.Now...
Customer data import for CRM.

Based on adress stickers, many excel files, creditor and debitor main data from SAP, and a Microsoft Acess database, we extracted customer data, and afterwards integrated and deduplicated them. All names were normalized and prefixed / postfixed titles were removed and stored in separate tables. Street names were normalized by syntactic rules. The differentiation of given and fore name, and the determination of...
Electronic Site Diary.

The documentation of large building projects becomes ever more important. Only a complete documentation enables you to fight unauthorized demands or enforce your own justified demands - and avoid legal issues. The site diary plays an important role here. Our electronic site diary offers a standardised documentation which corresponds to the state-of-the-art as to what is necessary for site diaries. It is fast and easy to...
Online questionnaire system.

We developed a system for creation, administration and evaluation of webbased questionnaires which is completely customizable. It can run on any server (system requirements: PHP 5, SQL database) or on our own server. All data is stored locally and is therefore completely under your control. It currently offers the following functions which can in each case be changed directly within the system. 
Do you want to use...
MixDroid.

Let your children search for the fitting vehicle, ship or animal parts. If all three parts are at the correct place, the entire name is marked green. Additionally a confirmation sound is played. So your child recognizes whether its choice is correct.Children LOVE to create new vehicles, ships or animals. Or do you know a ICE-MIX-MOBILE or a CONCRETE-SCHOOL-MACHINE? To take the mixed vehicle parts and arrange them in correct order...
PDF Integration.

Our customer had a problem: Each month several employees were busy a whole day. They needed to sort printouts from three different systems (pay slip, travel costs, assembly slip) and send each employee the correct printouts via postal service. Therefore we developed a solution which analyzes the PDF printouts from the three systems; extracts personnel number, organisational unit and employee type; corrects page numbers and...
Poor Man's Gold Pocket Watch.

This pocket watch simply shows the time. No bells, no whistles, no ticking.Based on the photograph of a one-handed pocket watch created by Breguet et fils, Paris, 1810, this small app shows the time.Available for AndroidTM from 2.1
Augmented Reality (AR).

We develop AR system which combine realtime camera video with virtual objects or otherwise modify it. We are especially concerned with markerless AR where no special markers are needed and where virtual objects can be anchored to arbitrary images or general faces.
Eye tracking using low-cost USB and mobile phone cameras.

We developed - initially for a customer and later self-financed - a system for eye tracking using video data from off-the-shelf USB cameras. Initially the system needed a calibration per session. In the mean time there is also a calibration-free version and is also used in our Augmented Reality research for 3D face recognition. The system has the following advantages versus commercially...
Intelligent Go Board.

In 2003, we built a prototype 8x8 board which records Go moves during normal play, thus ensuring that a full game record is available for each game. No special stones are necessary, no holes need to be drilled through the board - it is a nice example for Ubiquituous/Pervasive Computing. The technology used then was a capacitive matrix array, now made famous by its use in the iPhone and Android mobile phones - it's the...
Analyzing C. elegans GFP images.

Our long-term goal is to explain how the relatively small nervous system of C. elegans implements observable learning behaviour, in order to obtain inspiration for building new robust learning algorithms. First results as paper and code are already available, see below.

This page describes the software accompanying the paper Quantifying Phenotypic Variation in Isogenic Caenorhabditis elegans... (Citation see...
Guarantee management.

We imported the full main data of guarantees at expense from the Siemens IT-System GREAT II V1.9 and developed our own modern webbased guarantee management system. The system was designed to support the same processes as GREAT, however we introduced many improvments in efficiency, reporting and user friendliness. The customer was so satisfied that we had to adapt the application to be used as a guarantee in favor...
Software Autofocus for UVC cameras under Linux.

We have created a stand-alone autofocus application for Logitech USB cameras with proprietary motor focus extension. This application will allow you to automatically set the appropriate focus for a given scene in a few seconds.

The underlying focus-from-image estimation has been integrated into guvcview, and beats all published approaches (according to our tests and to feedback from its...
Best Moves - Dancing Guide.

The app is no longer freely available. Customized versions are available upon request.

With Dancing Guide, you will always know just what to dance - anytime, anywhere!Hi, I'm your Dancing Guide. Just hold me towards dance music and within seconds I will tell you if it's a Samba, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz or Jive. You can help me to learn more dances by giving me feedback. I work best with live instrumental music from...
OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator - Linux Driver.

Together with Martin Bachem we developed a Linux driver for the OCZ NIA - a three-channel EEG with 1000 Hz sampling frequency.

Internally, the hardware was licensed from Brain Actuated Technologies, makes this a very good system at a very low price. For example, the highly awarded system by g.tec Guger Technologies uses a similar hardware.Market price is currently about 100 EUR. We'd be happy to...
Handwritten Digit Recognition.

To have full control over preprocessing, we have created our own dataset for handwritten digit recognition. The full preprocessing
is described in technical report TR-2005-27 (citation see below), and the digits were
contributed by Austrian university students as part of our 2005 lecture AI Methods for Data Analysis, sadly discontinued. We scanned one page per student and automatically extracted the image data...
Deflickering for high-speed HDTV video in realtime (deFlicker).

We have built a prototype which removes flicker from high-speed HDTV camera recordings in real-time for the German company LiveMotionConcept. This complex flicker pattern is caused by brightness fluctuations in one type of widely used lighting sources. Ours is the first and only solution to this problem which does not involve replacing every single lighting source with properly...
Automated selection of customer data for mailings.

In a longterm cooperation with GE Money Bank Austria (now Santander Consumer Bank) we designed, implemented and constantly improved a system written in SAS for the automatic selection of customer data for postal mailings. Legacy data in the form of more than 300 manually created Excel files with customer data of last five years mailings - with different fields, field names and field contents -...
Holistic Pattern Recognition.

Within this three-year FFG Bridge7 project we developed and researched intelligent image processing algorithms to analyse human tissue (placenta, colon and bone) using computer-supported slide-based microscopy. Partners in this project are Medical University of Vienna and TissueGnostics GmbH.
Early-Warning System for Botnets.

This project was initiated by Dr. Alexander K. Seewald and was conducted at the Research Lab Computational Technologies and Applications of the faculty for computer science of the University of Vienna under the leadership of Dr. Wilfried Gansterer.
Previous research initiatives are focussed on the recognition and defense against unwanted or potentially harmful E-Mail messages (for simplification purposes named...
Automated Score Tuning for SpamAssassin.

During the creation of an institute-wide spamfilter system based on SpamAssassin we have collected a set of 77,286 ham and spam mails from
eight users, developed our own training methods and evaluated them against commercial and free spam filtering systems, including Symantec BrightMail 6. A more recent report puts the work in larger context, adds new empirical results and proposes a convenient approach...
How to bluetooth-enable your remote car.

This is a step-by-step instruction on how to switch any common RC car to bluetooth control - i.e. creating a bluetooth-controlled car - like the one on the right, which was donated by my dear brother after years of collecting dust on his shelf. Although the steps seem quite simple and straight-forward to me, experience has dictated that the human capacity for miscomprehension is boundless - if in doubt,...
Text Mining in biological research literature (BioMinT).

I was involved in the BioMinT EU-funded research project (2003-2005), which was concerned with text mining in biological research literature and online databases. I was directly responsible for:
Implementation of a parser for fourteen online databases, transitive closure on the link graph, output as name pairs (synonyms) - 12 million pairs in all
Research and development in biological...
Mobile Robot Toy Cat.

In 1998/1999, we built a mobile robot toy cat based on the EyeBot-board and LEGO. While it was much fun and sometimes enlightening, ultimately we were sorely disappointed with the State-of-the-Art and now take only a cursory interest in this field.

A short story to illustrate shortcomings of robotics technology: I had the pleasure to be one of the many spectators of RoboCup '99 in Stockholm which featured a Sony...