In the coming years, embedded vision will shape the embedded market as its most important trend. One key reason, particularly in the industrial setting, will be the increasing use of compact devices such as mobile vision sensors and smart cameras that have integrated embedded software.
The great advantage of these devices over permanently installed hardware is that they are easier to replace and can respond faster to different requirements. They will play an important role in the universally networked and highly automated production processes of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT, Industry 4.0). In such environments, numerous mobile sensors and cameras are typically installed in different locations to continuously monitor the entire production process.