Originally Published MPMN July 2003
HOTLINEDigital Imaging Firmware Improves Real-Time Video Applications
Resolution and color fidelity are increased over traditional cameras and imagers
New image-processing firmware enhances resolution and speed in real-time applications. The KSC-3000 processor, developed by Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), complements the firm's KAI-1020CM interline CCD image sensor. The 1-megapixel sensor captures images at video rates of 30 frames per second. Used together, they can convert images from raw Bayer digital color data into 24-bit RGB color output. Real-time imaging in endoscopy, microscopy, and machine vision systems would benefit. Read more...
Skin-Harvesting Tape Provides Alternative to Biopsy
Noninvasive product eases epidermal health monitoring
Tape harvesting, a well-known method in dermatology, has been used mainly to recover skin proteins and small molecules. Adhesives Research Inc. (Glen Rock, PA; www.adhesivesresearch.com) and DermTech International (San Diego, CA; www.dermtechintl.com) have developed a multipurpose medical-grade adhesive tape for use in noninvasive skin harvesting. The product's applications include monitoring epidermal health in circumstances where a biopsy would be impractical. Read more...
Servoamplifiers May Benefit Medical Systems
Features include low maintenance and high throughput
New digital servoamplifiers may ease motion control in automated systems. The Accelnet units, offered by Copley Controls Corp. (Canton, MA), are suited for use in medical pick-and-place operations. Automated blood testing and genome research would benefit, says the firm. Read more...
Copyright ©2003 Medical Product Manufacturing News