The rapid expansion of computer technology in the past thirty years has impacted society in innumerable ways. Of interest for this discussion is the breath-taking change in measurement sciences that has occurred as the digital age dawned and has now become part of our daily lives. In particular, the effect on image-based, non-contacting measurements will be described and the continuing revolutionary impact that the resulting technology has engendered will be reviewed. Additionally, the unprecedented expansion of capabilities will be highlighted by presenting a set of illustrative example studies.
Sutton, Michael A.
"Computer Vision Based, Non-Contacting Deformation and Shape Measurements: A Revolution in Progress,"
Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/jscas/vol11/iss1/4