Focusing on the future with imaging technology

From digital cameras on smartphones to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems used in medicine, imaging technology has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives.

Growing demand has made it critical to continuously improve how we capture, process, manipulate, analyze and understand images.

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering are tackling that challenge to make a meaningful, practical difference in fields ranging from medical imaging to remote sensing, from computational photography to self-driving vehicles.

Our leading global experts also work in areas including visual quality assessment, computer-aided clinical decision support, video compression, scientific imaging and robotic vision. 

The Coded Hemodynamic Imaging system monitoring blood-flow patterns through the neck and face (slowed down to 1/6 normal speed)

  1. June 28, 2022Paper wins award at top computer vision conference

    A professor and a doctoral candidate at Waterloo Engineering won a best paper award at a top international computer vision conference last week.

  2. Jan. 31, 2022AI tech could help reduce malnutrition in LTC homes

    New technology could help reduce malnutrition and improve overall health in long-term care (LTC) homes by automatically recording and tracking how much food residents consume.

    The smart system, developed by engineering and health researchers at the University of Waterloo, the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and the University Health Network (UHN), uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to analyze photos of plates of food after residents have eaten.

  3. Oct. 4, 2021AI tech speeds analysis of action in hockey videos

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have made a key advancement in the development of technology to automatically analyze video of hockey games using artificial intelligence (AI).

    The researchers combined two existing deep-learning AI techniques to identify players by their sweater numbers with 90-per-cent accuracy.

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