DAKARA - Design and application of an ultra-compact, energy-efficient and reconfigurable camera matrix for spatial analysis

Within the DAKARA project an ultra-compact, energy-efficient and reconfigurable camera matrix is developed. In addition to standard color images, it provides accurate depth information in real-time, providing the basis for various applications in the automotive industry (autonomous driving), production and many more. The ultra-compact camera matrix is composed of 4x4 single cameras on a wafer and is equipped with a wafer-level optics, resulting in an extremely compact design of approx. 10 x 10 x 3 mm. This is made possible by the innovative camera technology of the AMS Sensors Germany GmbH.

The configuration as a camera matrix captures the scene from sixteen slightly displaced perspectives and thus allows the scene geometry (a depth image) to be calculated from these by means of the light field principle. Because such calculations are very high-intensity, close integration of the camera matrix with an efficient, embedded processor is required to enable real-time applications. The depth image calculations, which are researched and developed by GraphicsMedia.net partner DFKI (Department Augmented Vision), can be carried out in real-time in the electronic functional level of the camera system in a manner that is resource-conserving and real-time. Potential applications benefit significantly from the fact that the depth information is made available to them in addition to the color information without further calculations on the user side. Thanks to the ultra-compact design, it is possible to integrate the new camera into very small and / or filigree components and use it as a non-contact sensor. The structure of the camera matrix is reconfigurable so that a more specific layout can be used depending on the application. In addition, the depth image computation can also be reconfigured and thus respond to certain requirements for the depth information.

For more information, visit av.dfki.de/projects/dakara/.


DESIREE: improvement of the research and treatment for breast cancer

Desiree Project, an international cutting-edge initiative for the improvement of the research and treatment for breast cancer, has started the next phase with meetings in Valencia, where two of the participants of the work groups come from: ERESA and Sistemas Genómicos. Both entities were hosts for this new consortium-meeting, formed by hospitals, universities and research centres of five countries. GraphicsMedia.net member Vicomtech is the coordinator for this project, and Fundacion Onkologikoa is a participant of it.

The aim of this project, that entered its second development year, is to supply specialists with a fast and intuitive system for medical decision support in the treatment of breast cancer. This system will implement a specific computing platform that will formalize knowledge of the main clinical guides, create new content form previously gathered data, and interrelate a patient’s data with previously stored cases. Once this is done, collected data-sets will be processed and presented by the system per pre-established clinical criteria, which brings doctors a holistic view of the possible treatments and actuation lines for each patient.

More information is available at the project web site.

Cloud Applications for SMART Cars

This project is run by GraphicsMedia.net partner CCG and executed in the period 2015 - 2018. The aim of the project is to develop a new architecture and a new development process of cloud-based applications for smart cars, along with the development of three prototype applications that cover infotainment services in the context of smart cities.

Cloud Applications for SMART Cars intends to develop a new line of software products, suitable to the context of SMART Cars. Therefore, a development process adapted to the needs of the Software Development Competency Centre (SDCC) of Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, in Braga, Portugal, will be formalized and institutionalized. In order to achieve this, management strategies for software products variability, product management and portfolios management in SDCC will be defined.


• Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A.


• Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A.
• Universidade do Minho, Centro Algoritmi

For further information, please visit www.ccg.pt.

MOSAIC 2B: Mobile Empowerment for the Socio-Economic Development in South Africa

Frameworke Programme: FP7-ICT-2013-10
Project Number: 611796
Coordinator: GraphicsMedia.net


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 611796.

Mobile empowerment based on mobile technologies allows the development and implemen-tation of new business models and new business opportunities targeting micro enterprises and their customers in developing countries like South Africa.

The goal of MOSAIC 2B is to develop and test a new framework that uses cloud-based ap-plications, innovative low-cost internet delivery mechanisms (delay tolerant networks and opportunistic communications) and affordable mobile technologies to unlock new mobile business opportunities, especially in rural villages. A consortium of European and South African partners builds upon the use case of mobile digital cinemas to run real life experiments demonstrating and evaluating the technological and economic viability of according innovations.

In essence MOSAIC 2B delivers a combination of mobile digital cinemas for edutainment (educational content and entertainment), mobile business and consumer services as well as visual analytics and interactive tools to obtain real-time knowledge of on-going processes, to support decision making, and to increase business opportunities. Ultimately the business case of South African micro entrepreneurs delivering edutainment to rural consumers serves as a showcase for broad based economic activities at the bottom of the economic pyramid in the developing world. Adapted innovative services at affordable cost offer sustainable access to new markets on a global scale to the benefit of underserviced populations, local and European service providers.

For more information, please visit the project web site or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .