Smart Cameras: A Historical Evolution

  • Ahmed Nabil BelbachirEmail author
  • Peter Michael Göbel


This chapter provides a survey on the evolution of smart cameras from the first concepts to recent emerging technologies. Following initial definitions of smart cameras, the chapter is organized chronologically in order to introduce concepts and technologies which emerged before smart cameras were developed. In addition to highlighting the origins of smart cameras, their historical evolution is presented over the past decades from scientific concepts to breakthrough technologies.


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© Springer-Verlag US 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuroinformatics, Safety & Security DepartmentAIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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