I am one of four co-founders and the inventor and developer of the core computer vision technology behind the start-up Scandit AG (former name Mirasense AG). Scandit («Computer vision and AR for the modern enterprise») is currently the world-technology leader regarding the advanced optical recognition of bar codes using consumer mobiles and other devices.
From 2005 until 2012 I researched, developed, implemented and tested the robust recognition of blurry bar codes on various mobile platforms as part of my PhD at ETH Zürich and at MIT. Contents of this PhD thesis are public since Nov. 2018, but have previously not been published in a scientific community with respect to the ongoing commercialisation by Scandit AG.
Based on this patented (EU and US) enabling technology, I also designed and developed various prototypes of mobile products and services for consumers and enterprises in a retail context: Both as part of my research and in collaboration with numerous international corporations - including the Metro Group, Nokia, T-Systems, GS1, Markant and others.
My work won various prices, grants and resulted in a multitude of media articles.