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Optical Engineering

Prototype vein contrast enhancer
Author(s): Herbert D. Zeman; Gunnar Lovhoiden; Carlos Vrancken
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Paper Abstract

Two different prototype vein contrast enhancers (VCEs) have been designed and constructed. The VCE is an instrument that makes vein access easier by capturing an infrared image of peripheral veins, enhancing the vein contrast using software image processing, and projecting the enhanced vein image back onto the skin using a video projector. The prototypes use software alignment to achieve alignment accuracy between the captured infrared image and the projected visible image better than 0.06 mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(8) 086401 doi: 10.1117/1.2009763
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Herbert D. Zeman, Luminetx Corp. (United States)
Gunnar Lovhoiden, Andrews Univ. (United States)
Carlos Vrancken, The Univ. of Tennessee (United States)


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