Measure logs with an AI/machine learning APP
November 16, 2021 | 11:40 am CST
The Timbeter app measures log quantity, diameter and other factors.

The Timbeter app measures log quantity, diameter and other parameters.

If a Smartphone could recognize a human face, couldn’t they recognize logs from a photo? That was the question asked by the creators of the Timbeter app.

The application works by taking a photo of a timber pile or container truck of logs and the Timbeter does the number crunching. 

Timbeter, an Estonia-based company, uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and image recognition methods for efficient transparent and data-driven timber supply chain management. Timbeter can determine the numbers of logs, the volume and diameter of each log, and the measurements are stored in a cloud providing a real-time overview of measurements related to their species and qualities. Users can view inventories, active storage statuses and create instant reports in a few taps of a button, aiding managers and accountants to remain informed and up-to-date.

Timbeter has payment options depending on how many digital measurements are needed. Monthly subscriptions offer unlimited measurements; or a prepaid picture-based package is available.


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).