Spring 2010: MAS 533 Imaging Ventures: Cameras, Displays, and Visual Computing

Joost Bonsen and Ramesh Raskar
Tue 6pm-8pm

Location: E14-523
Prerequisites: Based on instructor's approval
Units: 9 (or 6 Credits, Check with instructor)

Imaging Ventures: Cameras, Displays, and Visual Computing is a seminar and project-oriented course on the opportunities and challenges for businesses based on emergent imaging innovations.

We study the landscape of imaging developments, plan business strategies and brainstorm towards a startup, business unit, non-profit or citizen sector organization. To bring imaging research to the real world, the students will be encouraged to build teams and craft a business plan. The class will include live case studies of established and emerging businesses, through talks by invited business speakers, as well as surveys of commercialization and the innovation landscape in every arena of imaging. Topics include mobile camera phones, cameras in developing counties, image-search, medical imaging, online photo sharing, computational photography and more.

Core Themes

Mobile Camera Phones,
Cameras in Developing Counties, Image-Search, Scientific Imaging, Medical Devices, Online Photo Sharing, Portable Displays, Large format visual interfaces, Computational Photography

Prospective Example Cases

Brontes, Dimagi, ClickDiagnostics, Imagen, Intellivid, StopLift, Everyscape, Cognex, MIMIO, eink, Scalable Displays, Media Barrios, Passport Systems…

Expected Student Deliverables

We expect students to identify a prime opportunity – drawn from MIT research, personal projects, or elsewhere – and craft a business plan exec summary worthy of submission in the MIT IDEAS and the $100K Entrepreneurship Competitions in Spring 2009 (or next
year). We encourage the most promising teams to spend
Summer to research and actually start their proposed venture.

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More details coming soon...

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