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As the population ages, the demand for technology which can facilitate independent living is increasing. Supporting this trend is both a challenge and a goal for healthcare systems around the world. As a result, many are turning to active assisted living (AAL) technology which encompasses concepts, products, services, new technologies, and the social environment to improve the quality of life for this aging demographic.
Think about what it takes to process a 2D image. For example, performing a basic blur might involve iterating over an image’s pixels one row at a time, and then computing averages between contiguous pixel values. An algorithm hand coded in C++ might look something like this:
If you're designing a consumer device like a home security system or an industrial device like a dash camera, you don't want to reinvent the wheel any more than you have to. Expensive, vertical products already exist for those use cases, so you're trying to design new products around affordable, mobile architectures and standards.
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