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3-D endoscopy through alternating-frame technology
Author(s): A. Porter McLaurin; Edwin R. Jones; J. Lorin Mason
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Paper Abstract

A laproscope capable of providing three-dimensional images in real time has been designed and constructed. Initial tests have been made with a prototype instrument that is 1 1 mm in diameter, a size that is typical of scopes currently in use. Images from two separate viewpoints are combined through special folded optics and brought out along a single light path. Electro-optic shutters are used to alternately switch between the two stereoscopically related beams so that the resulting image information can be delivered to a single video camera. The resulting three-dimensional image may then be viewed on a standard television monitor. This laproscope can be operated with the same ease as other scopes presently available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1256, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19913
Show Author Affiliations
A. Porter McLaurin, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Edwin R. Jones, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
J. Lorin Mason, Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1256:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications
John O. Merritt; Scott S. Fisher, Editor(s)

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