Either through my start-up, or recently on my day-to-day job, I have been involved with research in embedded systems, robotics and mobile services and devices. This includes both academic setting and in industry, where I currently hold 15 patents and patent applications. Due to NDAs, this is what I can disclose.
SYSTEM AND AUTOMATIC METHOD FOR CAPTURE, READING AND DECODING BARCODE IMAGES FOR PORTABLE DEVICES HAVING DIGITAL CAMERAS
United States 20110155808
Issued June 18, 2010
A system for decoding barcodes, by having an integrated hardware and software solution for reading and decoding of barcode using portable devices that have a camera.
SYSTEM FOR ORGANIZING AND GUIDING A USER IN THE EXPERIENCE OF BROWSING DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS BASED ON CONTEXTS.
United States 12/981,643
Filed December 2010
A system that enhances the experience of using a portable device such as mobile phones, smart phones, Personal Digital Assistants PDA etc. To improve the user experience in the use of a portable device, techniques are used for “context characterization, i.e., from a range of conditions possible to detect by the system, such as time (date/time), current location, motion, etc., as well as the historical use of the device, a certain grouping of actions and settings, called “context” are selected automatically or manually, modifying and setting from that moment the way of user interacts with the device.
AUTOMATIC FOOD RECOGNITION METHOD USING PORTABLE DEVICES HAVING DIGITAL CAMERAS
United States 20120170801
Publication date: 2012-07-05
Relates to a method for automatic food recognition by means of portable devices equipped with digital cameras. With this system, it is possible to identify a previously established food menu. To this purpose, a semi-automated method of segmentation is applied to delineate the regions in which each type of food in an image of a plate of food, captured by a user. Pattern recognition techniques are used in images, integrated into a system whose goal is to label each type of food contained in the photo of a plate of food. No type of preprocessing is performed to correct deficiencies in capturing the image, just using the auto-focus component present in the portable device to capture a clear image.