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Bio-Medical Applications Of A Holographic System For Automatic Surface Mapping
Author(s): Aaron D. Gara; Rrichard F. Majkowski; Robert P. Hubbard; Donald G. McLeod; Thomas T. Stapleton
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Paper Abstract

A holographic image projection and tracking system has been developed which can automatically map a surface with high precision. To illustrate the potential usefulness of this technique to bio-medical applications, point coordinate data for preselected points and automatically scanned surface profile data has been taken of a skull geometry model. The model is representative of the average American male. System design studies on this holographic technique show that 1) dimensions of objects of the order of 1 meter in size can be produced from their image to an accuracy of 1 part in 10 and 2) the precise location of the image surface can unambiguously be determined for even matte, feature-less surfaces without the need for surface preparation. The skull model data and suggestions for other bio-medical applications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0040, Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953812
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron D. Gara, Research Laboratories (United States)
Rrichard F. Majkowski, Research Laboratories (United States)
Robert P. Hubbard, Research Laboratories (United States)
Donald G. McLeod, Research Laboratories (United States)
Thomas T. Stapleton, General Motors Corp. (United States)


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

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