And today I’m very proud to show you our new project (still in beta): ByteScout Socks Reader Beta Technology Preview for Apple iPhone!
Before the demonstration we just dropped a bunch of socks after washing into the floor and took a photo of them with our iPhone and opened this photo in ByteScout Socks Reader app:
Clicking Analyze Socks button will start the process by initializing our patent pending Socks Reader engine:
Then Socks Reader app runs photo image preprocessing (to remove unwanted noise and prepare image for socks identification)
Next step is to identify every single sock on the image as a separate object:
Then the application performs color analysis for every single sock object and stores information about each single sock in the internal database:
Then Socks Reader uses this information to finally identify and match pairs:
Bingo! The app paired all socks and marked them with numbers:
Now just click OK button and use the map to match socks and sort them into pairs:
Next Steps (before the publiс release):
1) Integrate with Siri (so you could ask Siri: “Oh, how can I find at least one pair of socks?” and this will launch Socks Reader app automatically);
2) Discuss possible licensing of our technology to washing machines vendors to provide built-in socks pairing right into washing machines (through a built-in camera);
3) Manufacturing mechanical hands with iPhone compatible interface to work together with Socks Reader to automate socks sorting as well (so you just plug a mechanical hand into your iPhone, run Socks Reader and the hand and the app will do the rest sorting your socks!);
Public Release Date:
We plan to release public 1.00 version for iPhone on 01 April 2013 as a free app.
Matching first 20 pairs of socks will be free. Next matches will be available as in-app purchases with “socks” credits (you will be able to purchase 10 socks, 20 socks, 100 socks, 1 million socks credits)