Analog Goes Digital - Blood Fraction Identification Uses Basler ace GigE Cameras
Whole blood fractionation is a time consuming and potentially dangerous job when performed manually. On the other hand, automation is very difficult due to the high variability of blood samples. Basler customer RTS, a British supplier of automated products and solutions for industrial and scientific applications, developed a number of high throughput automated blood fractionation systems as part of the UK Biobank project.
Key to the RTS solution is a vision system that is used to assess each individual blood sample and to measure its individual fractions.
When updating to the latest technology, RTS replaced an older analog camera by one of Basler's ace GigE models and thus benefits from
- significant cost savings in camera and peripheral hardware
- increased camera resolution and accuracy
- maintaining the same sensor size and FOV
- avoiding any costly design and software changes