, developer of products for the life science, engineering and entertainment markets today announced that its newest camera,
, has won Popular Scienceâ€™s â€˜Best of Whatâ€™s Newâ€™ Award in the Gadgets category.
Revue, launched in April this year, is a wearable digital camera that takes photographs automatically, without user intervention. The technology was developed in 1999 by Microsoft Research Cambridge as
. Vicon signed a license agreement with Microsoft Corp. last year to manufacture and sell the technology worldwide.
The Revue is most commonly used by medical researchers as an aid for people with memory impairment, but has great potential in a number of different application areas such as market research, documentaries and art projects.
â€œFor 23 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us âˆ’ those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of whatâ€™s possible in the future,â€? said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. â€œThe Best of Whatâ€™s New Award is the magazineâ€™s top honor, and the 100 winners âˆ’ chosen from among thousands of entrants âˆ’ represent the highest level of achievement in their fields.â€?
â€œIn a year where weâ€™ve seen the release of some truly amazing products, Iâ€™m absolutely delighted that Revue has won â€˜Best of Whatâ€™s Newâ€™ in the Gadgets category,â€? said Douglas Reinke, CEO and President at Vicon. â€œWinning this award is a great honor. Itâ€™s wonderful to see a device that was created for the medical community, be so widely accepted in this area!â€?
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Academy AwardÂ®-winning Vicon is the worldâ€™s largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, and match moving software. It serves customers in the CG animation industry, film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries. Vicon operates in four offices worldwide, including its Los Angeles-based Entertainment headquarters: a 26,000 square-foot facility equipped with three performance capture stages for Viconâ€™s service company House of Moves.
Vicon is a subsidiary of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group – LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image-understanding solutions for the Entertainment, Defense, Life Science and Engineering markets. Other holdings include: 2d3, a manufacturer of specialized image understanding software for defense applications; Yotta DCL our highways surveying business in the UK; and Yotta MVS, a leading US provider of data collection services for the assessment of property taxation.
Vicon and OMG global clients include: Life Science leaders University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Titleist Golf, The Andrews Institute; Engineering industry leaders Ford, BMW, Airbus, Lockheed, Pratt-Whitney, NASA, Caterpillar, International Truck, and Toyota; and Entertainment companies Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Computer Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Sega, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and many others.
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