At this moment, the UIB team has a permanent technology transfer contract, renewed every year since 2006 with the company DxO, one of the world leaders in image processing, whose image processing chains equips currently more than 300 millions cameraphones. Adaptations of the algorithm designed by our research team are implemented in the raw converter of the software DxO Pro and in hardware for the camera-phones.

The TAMI group has also been cooperating with CNES for over one decade, where the team contributed the image restoration chain of the Earth observation satellites SPOT5 and the recently launched Pléiades, and is currently contributing to establish reliable autonomous stereovision algorithms to exploit the tri-stereo Pleiades images. Members of TAMI have invented for CNES a new and mathematically proven correlation technique which resulted in a patent form, deposited jointly by UIB and CNES.

Current projects

Study of color enhancement

In 1964 Edwin H. Land formulated the Retinex theory, the first attempt to simulate and explain how the human visual system perceives color.
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Denoising and restoration of digital images

In any digital image, the measurement of the three observed color values at each pixel is subject to some perturbations.
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Applications of Gestal theory to feature detection in image and video

In [1] we proposed a method to detect meaningful changes between two images.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has very important role on current medical and research procedures.
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Application to satellite images

The TAMI team has a research project in the field of satellite images with CNES since 2007.
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Other projects

[Pr1-1] Modelos matemáticos para el tratamiento y anàlisis de imágenes y aplicaciones, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, MTM2005-08567, 35000 euros, 2006-2008 (Spanish project).

[Pr1-2] Análisis y restauración de imágenes digitales, DGICYT Acciones Integradas Franco-Españolas, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, HF2006-0164, 11000 euros, 2007-2008 (Spanish project).

[Pr1-3] Non linear models applied to image processing and dynamical systems, Acció especial Govern Balear, BOIB 184, 23-12-2006, 14000 euros, 2007-2008 (Regional project).

[Pr1-4] Procesamiento y análisis digital de video e imágenes 3D, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, TIN2008-04752, 88000 euros, 2009-2011 (Spanish project).

[Pr1-5] Física, Computación y Aplicaciones. Govern de les Illes Balears, grups competitius 53/2011, 48000 euros, 2011-2014, (Regional project)

[Pr1-6] Restauración y análisis de imágenes digitales, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, TIN2011-27539, 34500 euros, 2012-2015 (Spanish project).

[Pr1-7] Procesamiento de imagenes digitales y aplicaciones, TIN2014-53772, 2015-2018, Ministerio de economia y competitividad, 43100 euros, 2015-2017 (Spanish project).

[Pr2-1] Optimisation compression bord/restauration sol en image et en stéréo à faible b/h, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Marché no. 70981/00, Echéancier no. 4500021630, 70000 euros, From 09-07-2007 to 15-11-2008

[Pr2-2] RAFA: Rectification d’Adhérence par Fenêtre Adaptative, et application à la reconstruction stéréoscopique urbaine à b/h faible, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), DCT/SI/AP-2009.0012116, 7000 euros, From 15-06-2009 to 15-06-2010.

[Pr2-3] Optimisation compression bord/restauration sol en image couleur et en stéréo à faible b/h, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Ref. DCT/SI/AP-2010.0005576, 70000 euros, From 27-05-2010 to 27-05-2011.

[Pr2-4] RAFA2: Methode automatique de calcul du relief par adaptation geometriques des fenetres aux occlusions et deformations du relief, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Ref. DCT/SI/AP-2011.0011638, 70000 euros, From 15-06-2011 to 15-01-2013.

[Pr2-5] Extraction 3D multi-vues en THR optique, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), R-S13/OT-0004-068, 80000 euros, From 01-10-2013 to 30-09-2015.

[Pr2-6] Optimization bord/sol débruitage et démosaîquage, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), R-S13/OT-0001-098, 60000 euros, From 01-10-2013 to 30-09-2015.

[Pr2-7] La théorie Rétinex, perception augmentée, en imagerie spatiale. Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), DCT/SI/AP-2014.00960, 80000 euros, From 01-04-2014 to 30-11-2015.

[Pr3] DxO, French company specialized in image processing : permanent contract between 2007 and 2014.

[Pr4] European project Eurostars, Title: High Resolution Waferlevel reflowable EDoF Camera Module ( E! 4303-WAFLE). Pathners: DxO labs, Heptagon, UIB. Coordinator: DxO Labs. Period: 2008-2010. Final Cost of the project: 2282520 €