TechConnect Innovation Program

Computer-Aided Feature Extraction (CAFE)

Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

CAFE is a computer program that recognizes a collection of features and builds the corresponding system in silico. Currently it works on identifying and analyzing filamentous features, which will be useful for studying fibrous materials, tissues, cellular cytoskeleton, or network of neurons. Extension is possible to recognize other shapes.

Primary Application Area: IT, Cyber-Security, Software

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Existing feature recognition programs work on relatively isolated and simple cases. CAFE is itself a programmable, scripting language that mimics how humans perceive features, thus can recognize much more complex features, and modules can be added for greater functionality.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 623

Website: http://biomed.tamu.edu/hwanglab/index.html

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners