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The Optical Data Digitizer - An Eye To The Future
Author(s): Gary M. Fitton
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Paper Abstract

The field of Bio-Imagery - and, indeed, any high technology discipline - often produces voluminous data which must be carefully analyzed before meaningful results can be obtained. This task can be admirably handled by the modern digital computer once the data have been presented in compatible form. While there are many devices available to translate various physical measurements into computer format, technical developments have only recently made high-speed "eyes" for the computer feasible. Because of this tremendous potential for optical data acquisition, EMR -Photoelectric has undertaken the development of a series of versatile electro-optical computer peripheral equipment known as the Optical Data Digitizer (ODD) . The primary function of the ODD is to present, at high speed and in digital computer input/output format, the spatial intensity data contained in a two-dimensional scene; i.e., the ODD provides to the computer the intensity information of a given X, Y location selected by the computer program. Both storing and nonstoring sensors are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0040, Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953804
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Gary M. Fitton, EMR Photoelectric (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0040:
Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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