Foveola to feature at Cambridge CHASE 06/04/2004
Dr. Patrick Andrews, Managing Director of
break-step productions ltd, will be the featured speaker at the
Cambridge Hi-Tech Association of Small Enterprises
meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 6th, 2004.
Foveola can deal with shape-related visual tasks in a similar way to
humans. It is like having simulated human eyes - it's fast. It's quick
to learn new shapes too. And because of the way it works it can make
connections between shapes - 'That m is like a seagull'.
break-step productions, the company behind Foveola, won a DTI R&D
grant at the end of last year for the 'Speaking Eye', a tool for
people with sight disabilities, intended to help generate clear verbal
descriptions of all types of shape-based information such as labels,
icons and signs within the cluttered, ambiguous visual environment.
Patrick Andrews is MD of break-step productions, the company behind
Foveola. He's got a background in maths, engineering and
For further information about the evening or about CHASE membership,
please contact CHASE chair Jeff Veit at