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COBVIS-D and SPEED-Q, projects on the cephalo-ocular behaviour of automobile drivers

The COBVIS-D project was aimed at developing a simulation environment for the analysis of the cephalo-ocular behavior in elderly drivers. It should pave the way for the implementation of more appropriate re-education programs and the development of tools for better identifying at-risk drivers.

1. Archives

Archive of past realizations per team

3D immersive virtual environment for visual rehabilitation

When a person becomes visually impaired, intensive rehabilitation is required to learn the skills necessary to accurately interpret sensory cues. Virtual reality (VR) can provide a safe and rich world for rehabilitation by rendering a complex environment. VR can stage challenges that can be faced with less stress than in the real outdoor world. Our current objective is to build VR outdoor scenes to assist the interpretation of sensory cues.

3D perception of scenes modeled by detection, subjection and retroaction of the facial pose of a spectator

A new collection of video described movies in French produced by CRIM for BAnQ

This two-year project in digital accessibility and e-inclusion led to the launch, in 2017, of a brand new collection of 30 movies of all genres, from Quebec and France, adapted for the visually impaired by CRIM's Vision and Imaging Team and available for free through BAnQ.

ADNOTARE - Collection of tools for collaborative annotation

ADNOTARE: Collection of tools to build annotation platforms including VESTA and PACTE.

Advertisement detection

AutoCarto, a tool for the automatic detection of hydrographic contours satellite images

Automate the detection of waterbodies from satellite imagery in order to reduce manual labor, lower costs and maintain up to date information more effectively.

Automatic closed-captioning

Summary of the various projects developed by CRIM in the field of automatic closed-captioning

Automatic extraction of hydrographic features from SPOT satellite images

Automatic segmentation of proposals

CRIM collaborated on a project conducted by TEC (Technology Evaluation Centers) that focused on the segmentation of unstructured data for classifying proposals.

CANGEO, a Web service based on Landsat-8 imagery for the update of the national hydrographic vectors

Creating an immersive experience in a museum

Go beyond the scenes to explore a project realized by CRIM for the Musée du Fjord in Saguenay: an immersive multimedia show using a glasses-free 3D technology called FreeD.

Development of a conceptual navigation prototype for easy access to document collections

Development of a technological platform for research on vision and the eye

For this joint project headed by Université de Montréal, in which CRIM was a partner, we developed ophthalmic image processing and analysis algorithms.

Emotion detection system

ERIC7, An image searching environment for compatible MPEG-7 content

Evaluation of a library for the automatic detection of tree crowns

From Locus Dialogue to Nu Echo: Speech recognition, a CRIM expertise for more than 30 years

In the 1990s, CRIM started developing a speech recognition technology that would soon place it among the world leaders in the field.

Interactive language learning system

Keyword detection bilingual system (Hydro-Québec)

Le Solutionneur – First automatic generator of school timetables for Quebec schools

Lesion segmentation in fluorescent images

Liveshout – Platform to receive real time feedback from the audience

Highly scalable, real time social solution.

MediaSigma - Platform for Media Placement and Dynamic Advertising

VIDEO (FR) - Dialekta and CRIM Project

Megaphone project

Megaphone was an interactive outdoor installation in Montréal's Quartier des spectacles (QDS), that allowed citizens to speak out publicly on a theme of their choice.CRIM participated as a consultant for speech recognition in the project's initial phase, provided its technologies for real-time and offline recognition, and contributed to the integration of its technologies into the system installed at QDS.

MILLE, an infrastructure model of open source software in education

Module novateur pour le rétablissement de réseaux électriques dans le cas de pannes majeures

Pour le projet Intelligent Decision Support System for Storms en collaboration avec CGI.

MONNET (Monitoring of Extended Premises)

The MONNET project was instigated by the Laboratoire de vision et systèmes numériques de l'Université Laval. It aimed at developing an intelligent vision system for the surveillance of people in public areas.

Mosaic image generator from infrared and optical aerial imagery

Multi-resolution analysis of polarimetric radar images

NECSIS Project

Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems.

PACTE - Collaborative electronic text annotation platform

PACTE is a collaborative annotation web platform for text content that integrates an array of practical tools for research groups.

Participation at the technological evaluation TRECVID of NIST

Participation in TRECVID 2009 and TRECVID 2011 evaluations

Participation to NIST SRE 2006, 2008, 2010 campaigns

Personalized product recommendations for clients of L'Oréal Canada

CRIM has realized a project whose objective was to offer L'Oréal Canada clients personalized product recommendations based on an advanced analysis of their spending patterns and client profile.

PTZ, Intelligent Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera for Security Applications

The goal of project PTZ was to develop an intelligent Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera for video surveillance software.

Retsoft, an image analysis tool for the diagnosis of retinal diseases

RISQ Network - The birth of the Internet in Quebec

CRIM is very proud to be one of the creators of the RISQ, the first active Internet network in Quebec, in collaboration with many university partners.

S3I project, intelligent industrial inspection station

The S3I project aimed at developing a visual inspection station for small plastic objects.


The goal of SIMIPE-Ciné was to develop landscape recognition software for tracking down filming locations for the benefit of the filmmaking industry.

SIMLOG - A bit of CRIM all around the world

VIDEO (FR) - SIMLOG, a pionneer in the field of heavy equipment simulators and the second independent business derived from CRIM's research

SmartCaption, software for the automatic positioning of captions

Software for manipulating digitized microfilms

Text/dialog synchronization for postsynchronization and dubbing (Indekso)

This project aimed at the creation of a vocal alignment technology and to its integration into an existing postsynchronization and dubbing system for Ryscho Media (became DubSynchro, now called Indekso). This company specializes in dubbing for cinema and television.

Tools for capturing, analyzing and indexing video for assisting in the training of elite athletes

Tools for the analysis of logs in distributed systems

VESTA - Collaborative multimedia content annotation platform

VESTA is a timeline based annotation platform of multimedia content. It offers an integrated set of innovative computer tools for analyzing and annotating audio and video recordings. These tools allows to significantly accelerate, and in some cases, automate the analysis and annotation of your recordings.

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