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John Haddon

Panther Vision Ltd

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32, Upper Old Park Lane
Farnham, Surrey gu9 0ar
United Kingdom
T: 01252 713286

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All clients that have a compuer vision problem, want to develop a computer vsision solution to their problems or just want expert consultancy or advice. Panther Vision is happy to consider joint development or innovative funding approaches if there are significant expoitation opportunities.

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Panther Vision is based in Farnham on the Surrey Hampshire border and has world class expertise in computer vision, machine vision, image analysis and associated applications. It’s Director, Dr. John Haddon, is the Technical Consultant for the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) and has 30 years experience in computer vision for a wide range of application areas. Panther Vision is being features as an example of UK Excellence in the Parliamentary Yeatbook 2011. Dr Haddon started his career at the British Governments Royal Aerospace Establishment which became the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) before being privatised as QinetiQ in 2001 and floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2006. Dr Haddon was awarded a Fellowship in 1999 in “Recognition of his outstanding technical expertise in Image Analyses”. He has held many visiting positions at leading UK universities and in 2002 was appointed a Visiting Professor to the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey – a world leading research centre. John is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Vision and Imaging Network of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. John founded Panther Vision with the goal of seeing his expertise embedded within a wide range of real-world computer vision applications. Today, Panther Vision and its network of Technical Experts has a wide range of expertise that enables it to provide cost effective bespoke solutions and products in computer vision. Example areas include: • the development of assistive technology using computer vision for severely disabled or visually challenged people; • real-time sports analyses for sports such as tennis, football and ice-hockey; • medical imaging including the analyses of imagery of breast tissue for automated breast cancer screening and the analyses of retinal images for detecting diabetes or monitoring macula degeneration; • quality control of manufacturing processes, for example, carpet manufacturing or carton packaging; • video analyses and metadata creation. Panther Vision can develop bespoke solutions for everyday computer vision tasks. For example, face recognition, traffic monitoring and assessment or pedestrian route analyses. Panther Vision can also work at the edge of current capabilities, for example, extreme and super-resolution techniques for vibration analysis and the remote measurement of structural deformation. If you have any problem which computer, or machine vision, or image analysis techniques could help you to solve then Panther Vision can develop cost effective solutions to meet your requirements. Alternatively, it can provide technical support, expert advice or market analyses. Its unique set of expertise will enable it to develop prototypes and test computer vision systems for you, leading to operator assisted or automated systems. Panther Vision offers a range of services including: • Consultancy and Advice: Panther Vision can offer advice on any of your computer vision, image analysis or related problems so that your own engineers or subcontractors can meet their objectives. • Product and Joint Product Development: Panther Vision would be delighted to help you develop your products, or in some instances could consider a joint development programme. • Research Services: Panther Visions experts in computer vision and image analysis research can use this expertise to rapidly find research solutions to your problems and recommend how this can be turned into products. • Prototyping: Panther Visions expertise enables it to prototype computer vision, machine vision and image analysis system in the minimum time, enabling you to get your product developed and to market faster. • Computer Vision and Image Analysis Applications: Panther Visions world class expertise means that they can advise on or develop computer vision, machine vision or image analysis applications and products. • Real Time Development and Processing: Panther Vision has many years experience in developing algorithms appropriate for real time automated systems. It believes that it is important to think about the real time issues during the development process. • Trials and Data analysis: Panther Vision can assist you in defining and running trials and perform the data analysis for you. • Application and Product Specification: Let Panther Vision use their expertise to specify the computer vision components of your products. • Feasibility Studies: With a wide breadth of real world and research experience Panther Vision can conduct feasibility studies in the minimum time. • Market Analyses: Panther Vision can undertake market analyses studies and assess the potential of your ideas and products, identify the best market and your most serious competitors. • Project Management: In any computer vision or image analysis application or product development it is critical that the project and/or technical managers understand the issues that have to be addressed and Panther Vision expertise in both the technical aspects and in more general project and technical management skills enables it to offer this capability to you. • Project Support: Sometimes you just need a little expert help and Panther Vision can do as little or as much as you want. If you have an idea or a need for the development of a computer vision product then please get in touch. Panther Vision is always open to suggestion for joint developments with innovative funding approaches and it is frequently possible to trade up-front development costs with longer term revenues. There is no charge for talking to us!

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