Using machine vision for medical microscopy
Working with a world-leading manufacturer of photonics and vision components, WyeTec provided software and systems integration for
a new life-sciences project.
Strength through diversification:
A key player in precision lens and high-tech optics manufacturing, our client was looking to diversify from serving primarily military and
avionics applications, and had identified an opening within the lifesciences sector - a specialist microscopy system for viewing clinical
microplates. A prototype unit had been designed and built by one of their teams of design engineers - with a custom-designed stepper motor
stage performing sample manipulation, and images being captured by a high-resolution industrial-grade digital camera. Basic prototype
software had been developed by a third party and the unit had been subjected to a series of field trials. Trials of the unit itself were
very successful; the prototype software, less so!
Discussions with the client about the numerous bug fixes, amendments and new functionality required soon led to agreement that a ground-up
re-write was the most efficient way to proceed.
Enhancing the user experience:
Capitalising on WyeTec’s familiarity with computer-based imaging, database design and systems integration,
we agreed a specfication for, and delivered, a product that far exceeded the initial customer expectations
- in a timely and cost-effective manner.
- manufacturer-agnostic support for monochrome & colour firewire (IEEE1394) cameras.
- Sequenced / time-lapse image acquisition
- Passive auto-focus
- Stitching of multiple images
- Statistical reporting of image data
- Calibration, storage and recall of microplate data
- Automated motion control