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Motion tracking and analysis system for magnetotactic bacteria
Author(s): Martin Mankiewicz; Sylvain Martel
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Paper Abstract

The possibility to conceive a nanorobot propelled by flagellated magnetotactic bacteria is becoming a reality. But the development of such complex systems requires the implementation of various functionalities, one of which being the tracking of such devices with sufficient speed and accuracy. In this paper, we present an automated tracking system developed with modern computational and microscopy equipment designed to follow a bacterium through various swimming paths. The results obtained with such system are presented in order to asses the platform real-time performance in tracking MC-1 magnetotactic bacteria. This system is also used to record data related to the movement of the bacteria which may prove to be useful in other field of research besides nanorobotics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6718, Optomechatronic Computer-Vision Systems II, 67180H (8 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754565
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Mankiewicz, École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Sylvain Martel, École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6718:
Optomechatronic Computer-Vision Systems II
Jonathan Kofman; Yuri Lopez de Meneses; Shun'ichi Kaneko; Claudio A. Perez; Didier Coquin, Editor(s)

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