BitSim NOW develops the electronics and software of tomorrow
BitSim NOW has specialists in both analog and digital electronics. We have a long experience in programmable logic, PCI buses and embedded processors.
We develop drivers, user interfaces (GUI), and technical solutions as industrial vision and communication applications.
BitSim NOW has developed line-scan cameras, IR cameras, film cameras, electron microscope cameras, and other types of cameras.
BitSim NOW develops systems for quality control in production lines. We design complete systems, usually consisting of lighting, camera, mechanics, electronics, AI, and software.
BitSim NOW uses Embedded Computing to offload central processing and lower the need to transfer massive amounts of data.
Test and Stimulus
BitSim NOW builds systems for test and stimulus for production test and product verifications. We have a vast experience of industrial measurement technologies, control and sensors, and harsh and noisy environments.
BitSim NOW has a long experience in the design of complex mechanics. We have developed products with rugged design, that are used in vacuum, radiation intensive environments, and other extremes.
This thesis project is an excellent way to get hands-on experience using AI to solve complex computer vision problems and learn how to go from a system design to a hardware prototype. This thesis-project aims to design and build a prototype of a camera-tracking system that can determine where objects land within a fixed area. Although similar systems already exist today, the novelty of this project lies in the fact that we are trying to increase the area that can be monitored.Background: Did you win the Olympics, or did you “only” finish fourth?
This question is a reality for many athletes in today’s world, especially in events such as javelin throw, discus throw, hammer throw and, shot put. To measure where the object lands is a manual task conducted by humans; therefore, mistakes and errors in the measurement process are not uncommon. The person making the measurements must avoid being hit by a deadly projectile, which does not make the task any easier. Imagine training your entire life and not getting that well-deserved medal because of a measurement error. To prevent this from happening, we want to try and design a computer-vision system that can assist in the measurement process for the events mentioned above. Since tracking flying objects is a general task, a functional prototype could be of interest in many other areas and not just sports events. You do not need to be interested in these events or have any previous knowledge of the events to complete this project.
Problem formulation: Can we use modern and intelligent technology (AI) to measure the length of the throws of one or several of the following events: javelin throw, discus throw, hammer throw, and shot put, or should it only be used as a complement to the current measurement process.
Target: To construct a prototype using a set of cameras connected to a computer that can measure the length of the throws, we want the system to present a result in under 10 seconds from the moment of impact.