7 September 2010 Design and image processing for tactile endoscope system
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We have developed new type tactile endoscope with silicone rubber membrane. The system consists of silicone rubber membrane, image sensor and illumination system. A surface of the Silicone rubber membrane has any patterns which made by nanotechnology. This pattern is deformed by pressing tissue such as cancer, colon and so on. The deformed pattern is captured by image sensor. This pattern is analyzed by image processing. In this paper, the proposed architecture is presented. With several test targets, the characteristics of the prototype systems are evaluated in the computation simulation.
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Kenji Yamada, Kenji Yamada, Yuto Susuki, Yuto Susuki, Toshiaki Nagakura, Toshiaki Nagakura, Ken Ishihara, Ken Ishihara, Yuko Ohno, Yuko Ohno, } "Design and image processing for tactile endoscope system", Proc. SPIE 7797, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing IV, 77970Z (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859651; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.859651
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