Video applications for mobile communications have been designed mostly for content creation, access, and replay...By the same token, few truly innovative and usable video or image analysis applications are available for mobile phones....
[We] designed four novel solutions that can be implemented on mobile communication devices.
- The first is a real-time motion-based user interface for browsing large images or documents such as maps on small screens. The motion information is extracted from the image sequence captured by the camera.
- The second solution is a real-time panorama builder that uses individual video frames, while
- the third assembles document panoramas, also from single frames.
- The fourth development is a real-time face and eye detector that can be used with autofocusing and red-eye reduction techniques.
Work done at university in Finland. Link by SPIE site (SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light)
I presume that 'mobile phones' doesn't refer to what most people think of as a mobile phone. Mine has trouble showing the manufacturer's logo in black bitmap so I doubt video analysis is on the cards....
Most mobile phones sold in Japan today have the prerequisites mentioned in the article; digital TV reception along with video recording/playback capability. I guess it depends on your local market. This level device is already available in several markets.