Amplify your QA with computer vision on iOS

IBM® Visual Inspector is a native iOS/iPadOS mobile app designed to enhance the capabilities of IBM Visual Insights (previously IBM PowerAI Vision) by rapidly enabling visual inspections when devices are handheld or mounted in fixed locations, such as production lines.

Business leaders need an easier way to reduce manufacturing errors, and Visual Inspector works together with data management and training hardware to provide real-time computer vision quality inspection.

Visual Inspector takes complex computer vision models developed on IBM Visual Insights (previously IBM PowerAI Vision)—the end-to-end, point-and-click, deep-learning platform—and performs inferencing using an iOS/iPadOS device and its integrated camera. This allows you to dramatically improve production quality and speed so as to error-proof your manufacturing.

Using Visual Inspector, you can accomplish the following:

  • Leverage object detection and image classification models trained on IBM Visual Insights (previously IBM PowerAI Vision) for remote inferencing
  • Monitor inspection performance down to each device and its location through an integrated reporting dashboard when multiple devices have been deployed
  • Provide remote management and configuration of Visual Inspector instances running on remote devices using an integrated supervisor capability
  • Empower individuals within the enterprise to act in real time by leveraging Visual Inspector to determine if defects, damage, or other anomalies exist

Visual Inspector helps you make AI more accessible and simplifies the process of training, deploying, running, and managing computer vision models by leveraging the capabilities of compatible devices. This enables highly efficient and accurate visual inspection, whether devices are mounted at a fixed location such as a manufacturing environment, or handheld by field workers across many industries.

mobile phone with views of Visual Inspector


Performs visual inspection using portable, COTS hardware (iOS/iPadOS devices)


Provides immediate, actionable notifications via email or SMS


Scales globally with universally familiar hardware and operating system


Designed for simple operation requiring minimal human training