Jun. 2020
Keynote Satya Nadella EVolv's use

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses Evolv’s use of the Microsoft Azure Kinect at CVPR 2020


Satya Nadella took part in the annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2020 Conference, which this year was all virtual due to Covid. CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event consisting of a main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses and an expo.

CVPR is the largest conference covering every facet of computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. It featured more than 1,500 presentations from industry leaders, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Group, Apple, Google and others.

Mr Nadella participated in one of the Conference’s exclusive “fireside chat” interview sessions on Tuesday, June 16 (09:00 Pacific) which was recorded and can be seen here, where he discussed how Microsoft is working to advance computer vision through AI technologies, specifically through the new Azure Kinect camera sensor.

Using 3 singular examples of how the Azure Kinect is pioneering the use of computer vision in healthcare, Mr Nadella spoke about Evolv’s use of the Azure Kinect to improve the efficacy of physical rehabilitation for stroke survivors. He highlighted how EvolvRehab converts traditional therapeutic exercises into tailored games that are tailored to each individual’s needs. You can see the complete video here , and he discusses Evolv at 7:25 of the video.

Mr Nadella has spoken about Evolv in the past, including at the Microsoft WPC in Toronto in 2016 having first seen EvolvRehab in action (when it was known as VirtualRehab) in 2014 in the main centre of the Chilean charitable organization Teleton.

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