The Computer Vision Center at the Mobile World Congress 2022
The world's most influential mobile technology event, the Mobile World Congress (MWC), took place this year from February 28 to March 3 at Fira de Barcelona. Four days in which over 61000 visitors and companies from almost 200 countries and territories gathered together to show and discover the latest innovations and leading-edge technologies on the field.
The Computer Vision Center (CVC) participated in this relevant event as one of the Catalan institutions that exhibited their solutions within the Digital Catalonia Pavilion. At booth 28, CVC presented all aspects of their work focusing on a Virtual Dressing Room demonstration. The software identifies the different parts of the body to place a garment in the appropriate point and position. To showcase a technology based on the recognition of human body parts and automatic segmentation that has applications far beyond the retail industry allowed to illustrate the role that computer vision may play as a front-line service in different fields.
On the first day of the exhibition, the CVC stand received the visit of different personalities and politicians, such as the Right Honourable President of the Government of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, the Government Vice-President, Jordi Puigneró, the President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Laura Borràs, and the Health Minister, Josep Maria Argimon. Besides, the presence of the Computer Vision Center at the MWC attracted the attention of the media. Josep Lladós, Director of the Center, and Coen Antens, Head of CVC's Technological Innovation Unit, were interviewed by different broadcasting companies.
At the venue, many visitors and companies approached the stand during the congress showing interest in CVC's work, among them, representatives from the Government of the Principality of Asturias, XaFIR's network and 'Clúster Audiovisual de Catalunya'. Moreover, Gemma Geis, Minister for Research and Universities of the Government of Catalonia, brought a group of students who performed the best at last year's Selectivity exam to learn about computer vision and the career options and opportunities that this field offers.
All in all, CVC had the opportunity to present its research to a high number of professionals. Four days of intense work and networking from which the CVC team came back with a good impression and plenty of new contacts to be worked on from now on.
In the media:
Radio Sabadell, 28/02/2022, El Cafè de la Ràdio - Entrevista a Josep Lladós