Blog Articles on Vision in Life Sciences

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How Advances in Embedded Vision are Expanding the Market

How Advances in Embedded Vision are Expanding the Market

Advances in embedded vision technology are driving the market forward. Smart cameras lead all sales of embedded vision systems, while processing capabilities continue to expand and increase the commercial viability of different embedded vision systems.

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Top 5 Camera Considerations for Machine Vision in Life Sciences

Top 5 Camera Considerations for Machine Vision in Life Sciences

Machine vision is used in a wide variety of methods in life sciences applications, each with their own unique needs that are much different than those in the industrial sector. While you may know exactly what you want your camera to do for your life science application, you may not know which machine vision system would be best for that application.

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The Future of CMOS Sensors

The Future of CMOS Sensors

As we move into 2017, the mobile market will pass the torch of driving CMOS image sensor demand to new high-volume applications. Industries including automotive, healthcare, and even virtual reality are transforming the CMOS sensor market by dictating imaging development.

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Virtual Reality Goes Beyond Gaming

Virtual Reality Goes Beyond Gaming

Virtual reality has gotten a lot of attention in the popular press thanks to the advent of the Oculus Rift system. So far, the Oculus Rift stands alone as the most advanced virtual reality system to be commercialized for the mass market gaming industry. As impressive as it is, however, the Oculus Rift is only one part of a massive emergence of virtual reality technology. VR might find its way into entertainment the soonest, but it will ultimately make a huge impact in a wide range of settings.

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3D Cameras Help Wheelchair Users Move via Facial Expressions

3D Cameras Help Wheelchair Users Move via Facial Expressions

Many medical conditions can leave people with a very restricted range of movement. Some conditions are so severe that sufferers may not be able to produce the motion required by standard wheelchairs. The question of how to best restore independence in such situations has long vexed medical professionals – but now, new help is on the way in the form of machine vision systems.

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An Introduction to Hyperspectral Imaging

An Introduction to Hyperspectral Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging is an advanced approach to stereoscopy, combining it with the power of digital imaging to develop incredibly precise and detailed images. These can be used in a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

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Lasers in Manufacturing

Lasers in Manufacturing

Lasers are incredible machines, capable of cutting materials in extremely precise ways. Originally used for cutting sheet metal, they now weld, drill, and engrave in a wide range of settings. Over time, they have become extraordinarily efficient and powerful. Today, new applications of lasers are emerging in manufacturing...

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A Career in Optics

A Career in Optics

Today, optical engineering exists to translate the profound insights of optics into applications. Optical engineers design all the components of optical instruments – from the most fundamental lenses to the most sophisticated telescopes.

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How 3D Imaging Helps Medical Professionals

How 3D Imaging Helps Medical Professionals

Over the last several years, enhanced imaging technology has become essential to health care. The more detailed and nuanced an image is, the easier it is to determine and execute on the best possible decisions for patient care. Good imaging can help clinicians spot the earliest signs of an emerging medical condition – and early detection is often crucial.

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Components of Machine Vision Systems

Components of Machine Vision Systems

Machine vision systems are driving advancements in robotics, drone technology, and more. One might think the systems are complicated, taking years to master – but in truth, some are simple and others are complex. Every system relies on a few basic components. Let’s learn about them now...

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How Drones Can Save Lives

How Drones Can Save Lives

Drones already have a high profile. They’re popular with civilian hobbyists, make great platforms for aerial photography, and have been enthusiastically embraced by the military. What many people don’t realize, however, is this: Drones have amazing potential to support life-saving services and protect people when they’re at their most vulnerable.

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Underwater Camera Technology

Underwater Camera Technology

In today’s camera technology world, much time is spent trying to conquer challenging situations: Night vision, aerial photography, and ultra-fast moving inspection processes get plenty of attention. However, there is one area that remains even more mysterious: The Ocean. While there are many opportunities to make discoveries with underwater camera technology, there are also engineering problems to take into account.

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Graphene in Cameras

Graphene in Cameras

Graphene is a remarkable artificial material. It is stronger than a diamond and the most efficient conductor of electricity known to man. Graphene consists of bonded carbon atoms arranged in a sheet just one atom thick, making it possible to apply its unique properties to a vast spectrum of scientific applications.

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Discovering with Microscopes

Discovering with Microscopes

Among the most important tools available to scientific researchers, particularly in the life sciences industry, is the microscope. The microscope was first invented around 1590, although it remains unclear who should be called the first person to make this vision technology breakthrough. There are a few main suspects...

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The World of Life Sciences

The World of Life Sciences

Looking at the world of machine vision, you might think its major applications are strictly found in the industrial sphere. Many exciting developments in imaging and machine vision do come from manufacturing and logistics, but it can be applied to virtually any field. Those with a strong engineering background who want to explore exciting new career options shouldn’t forget about life sciences.

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Why You Should Attend the Vision Show

Why You Should Attend the Vision Show

Whether you’re looking to get more industry exposure for your brand or want the latest expert insights on how machine vision can help you achieve your business goals, The Vision Show is the ideal event for you.

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An Overview of Vision Standards

An Overview of Vision Standards

Are you up to date on the standards driving machine vision innovation? As with any industry that depends on precision engineering and information technology, machine vision benefits from a variety of standards helping to ensure that components from various vendors can be synthesized into high-quality systems. Let’s review some of the most important vision standards in 2016.

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Cameras Becoming Instrumental in Successful Surgeries

Cameras Becoming Instrumental in Successful Surgeries

Quality cameras are now an important part of many surgeries. Doctors need quality vision systems when they are operating on patients using both laparoscopy and robotic surgery. In fact, studies have found that the quality and ability of the camera in a robotic surgery system often determines what types of surgery it is able to perform.

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