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Bio-Medical Applications Of A Holographic System For Automatic Surface Mapping
Author(s): A. D. Gara; R. F. Majkowski; R. P. Hubbard; D. G. McLeod; T. 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 104 and 2) the precise location of the image surface can unambiguously be determined for even matte, featureless surfaces without the need for surface preparation. The skull model data and suggestions for other biomedical applications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0041, Developments in Laser Technology II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953844
Show Author Affiliations
A. D. Gara, Research Laboratories (United States)
R. F. Majkowski, Research Laboratories (United States)
R. P. Hubbard, Research Laboratories (United States)
D. G. McLeod, Research Laboratories (United States)
T. T. Stapleton, General Motors Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0041:
Developments in Laser Technology II
Ralph F. Wuerker, Editor(s)

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