9 July 1999 Design of an autostereoscopic endoscope for abdominal surgery
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Proceedings Volume 3595, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351526
Event: BiOS '99 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1999, San Jose, CA, United States
An imaging system has been demonstrated which captures a 3D scene with six parallax images using only one stationary CCD. The parallax effect is achieved either by imaging through a pinhole which is translated in front of the CCD or by imaging through a solid-state ferroelectric shutter which simulates a translatable pinhole. A single set of six compatible images is referred to as a single autostereoscopic image; the images so captured are presented on an autostereoscopic display. An autostereoscopic display system provides the perception of depth by presenting several images on the display over a range of viewing angles. When viewed at the correct distance from the display, a different image is perceived by each eye. With suitable images, this results in the illusion of depth without using stereoscopic eyewear. Improvements in the imaging/display rate and miniaturization of the camera assembly will produce a system compatible with use in laparoscopic surgery.
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Christopher W. Connor, Christopher W. Connor, Neil A. Dodgson, Neil A. Dodgson, John E. Moore, John E. Moore, Tim D. Wilkinson, Tim D. Wilkinson, Adrian R. L. Travis, Adrian R. L. Travis, } "Design of an autostereoscopic endoscope for abdominal surgery", Proc. SPIE 3595, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems, (9 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351526; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351526


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