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Smart medical diode lasers: fantasy becoming reality
Author(s): Barbara A. Soltz
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Paper Abstract

Design principles and rules are currently being formulated for building intelligent machines for `factories of the future'. The intelligent machine is one which has control functions that resemble the `brain', `eyes' and other anthropomorphic substitutes for the skilled expert. These skills are related to the expert's knowledge and abilities to plan complex actions and to detect errors with a continual upgrade of machine understanding. A craft related language enables a high level of communication between the system and the operator. These same capabilities can be embodied in a medical laser system. This paper will define the key characteristics of a smart medical laser and will describe the advantages of an intelligent system based on diode laser technology. System control functions and software architecture will be explained and the main subsystems highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2396, Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208399
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Barbara A. Soltz, Conversion Energy Enterprises (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2396:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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