During the radiation therapy of the laryngeal tumor, the laryngeal motion occurred from swallowing can cause the tumor to move away from the radiation area and lead to a decline in treatment efficiency. Therefore, to detect the time of swallowing of a laryngeal cancer patient is essential for later remedial measures. However, since metal occlusion cannot be contained in front of the irradiation rays, many conventional detection methods cannot be used. This paper presents a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based method for swallowing detection. The FBG sensor is attached to the thyroid cartilage of the human throat. The movement of the thyroid cartilage during the bending causes the FBG sensor to bend, causing the wavelength of the reflected light of the sensor to change. The change of the wavelength of the reflected light reflects the movement of the thyroid cartilage. In the experiment of healthy adults, both the camera and the FBG sensor were used to detect the movement of the throat during swallowing. The results of the camera detection were compared with the results of the sensor detection. The result illustrates that the FBG sensor can correctly count swallows and efficiently detect the swallowing movement time.
This paper proposes a 6-DoF measurement method for industrial parts with complex shape based on monocular vision. Offline template library building, image layering preprocessing and evolutionary optimization matching are studied. Firstly, a 3D model is created using the CAD file of the target part, and a matching template library of the target model with multiple pose information under different observation directions is established offline. This method of creating a matching model based on CAD files extends the matching algorithm to space 6-DOF pose detection for complex structural parts. Then the improved Chamfer Match method is used to process the image, and the distance map is layered by the edge inclination angle, so that the established matching degree function between the image and the template has higher sensitivity and the accuracy of the measurement result is improved. Finally, the evolutionary optimal search Genetic Algorithm is used to further improve the matching efficiency. We build a monocular vision measurement system to perform 6-DOF measurement experiments of two industrial parts with different structures, and also evaluate the dynamic tracking abilities. The results show that the position measurement error of this method is within 2mm, the attitude measurement error is about 3°, and the single measurement time is within 500ms. It basically meets the requirement of real-time tracking of dynamic targets.
This paper presents an image segmentation method for stacked objects using Region-Scalable Fitting (RSF) and Spatial Kernel Fuzzy-C-Means (SKFCM) based on depth images. Firstly, RSF is used to detect contours of the objects’ area. Then, it can be judged whether there are stacked objects in each contour area by image histogram . For stacked objects, SKFCM algorithm is utilized for segmenting the stacked objects. Unlike the method based on RGB images, the proposed method is insensitive to background, texture and illumination due to the property of depth images that only contains depth information. Besides, the proposed method can effectively segment each object in the case of objects stacked, and determine the order of stacking which can be used for picking up by manipulator arm. The proposed method has been tested on different scenes with objects stacked. Experimental results have shown the effectiveness of the proposed method in segmenting stacked objects.