Use OpenCV in six secret projects to augment your home, car, phone, eyesight, and any photo or drawing
OpenCV is a grand collection of image processing functions and computer vision algorithms. It is open source, it supports many programming languages and platforms, and it is fast enough for many real-time applications. What a lot of gadgets we can build with such a handy library!
Taking inspiration from the world of James Bond, this book adds a spark of adventure and computer vision to your daily routine. Protect your home and car with intelligent camera systems that analyze people, cats, and obstacles. Let your search engine praise or criticize the images that it finds. Hear a voice from your phone that responds to your body language. Attune yourself to another person's rhythm by glancing at a display that magnifies a heartbeat or a breath. Learn OpenCV and see your world as never before.
What You Will Learn
Install OpenCV, a Python development environment, and an Android development environment on Windows, Mac, or Linux and install a Unity development environment on Windows or Mac
Get to grips with motion detection and gesture recognition as a means of controlling a guessing game on a smartphone
Detect car headlights, estimate distances to them, and provide feedback to the driver
Spot and recognize human faces and cat faces as a means of controlling an alarm
Amplify motion in real-time video so that a person's heartbeat and breathing become clearly visible
Draw a ball-in-a-maze puzzle on paper and see it come to life as a physics simulation on a smartphone
Integrate OpenCV with other libraries, as well as popular frameworks for GUI apps and games
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