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The IEEE Internet of Things Initiative (IoT) announced it has launched its new IEEE IoT eNewsletter, a bi-monthly online publication highlighting important global IoT-related technology developments, innovations, and trends from the world's top-subject matter experts, researchers, and industry practitioners. The IEEE IoT eNewsletter is provided as a benefit of becoming a member of the complimentary IEEE IoT Technical Community, which anyone actively involved or interested in IoT can join at no charge.

Accurate identification of people’s pose in video is of great importance. Its applications include gesture-based controls such as Kinect and motion capture systems without markers. New York University researchers recently developed a deep learning architecture using both color and motion features for human pose estimation.

For our November 2014 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of Signal Processing for Big Data. The section below covers patents granted recently for system security, storage management, portable audio synthesis, parallel signal processing and securing secret of users.

The American Epilepsy Society Seizure Prediction Challenge, hosted on, started on August 25, 2014, and will end on November 17, 2014. It is the second phase of the Seizure Detection and Prediction Challenge designed by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the Mayo Clinic. The first phase (ended on August 19, 2014), focusing on seizure detection, has attracted 200 teams, 241 players, and 4503 entries.

High beams are designed to illuminate dark roads, but may temporarily blind surrounding drivers. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed smart automotive headlights that light up the road without glaring other drivers.

For the first time two teams jointly won the SAUC-E competition, the Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge - Europe. The ENSTA Bretagne team, with the robot SAUC-ISSE, and the DFKI GmbH-University of Bremen team, with the robot Avalon, triumphed over four other teams at the 9th edition. The 2nd prize went jointly to the ENSTA Bretagne team, with the robot CISSAU, and to University of Applied Sciences Kiel, with the robot TomKyle, which was awarded as well for the “Best Journal Paper”.

For our October 2014 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of speaker recognition. The section below covers patents granted recently for systems or methods which propose either new speaker recognition apporaches or utilize existing speaker recognition modules in key roles for obtaining added values for their services.

Bio-inspired systems can be traced back to the invention of radar systems. They are getting even more attention in recent years with topics such as the internet-of-things, intelligence and cognition becoming more and more relevant. Actually, people never stop the pave of learning from nature, animals and human beings.

Researchers from MIT, Microsoft and Adobe have developed a "visual microphone" that can recover audio signals from vibrations of objects in a video.

"When sound hits an object, it causes the object to vibrate," said Abe Davis, a Ph.D. candiate at MIT and first author of the new paper [1]. "The motion of this vibration creates a very subtle visual signal that's usually invisible to the naked eye. People didn't realize that this information was there."

For our September 2014 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of compressed sensing. The section below covers patents granted recently for contributions to image enhancement, tomography, image and video compressing & decompressing, signal reconstruction and augmented reality gaming.


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