Medicine with Vision
How Embedded Cameras Benefit Medical Applications
Cameras long ago secured their place in our daily life. This doesn't just apply to the cameras in our smartphones or the digital cameras we use for vacation snapshots. ATM machines, toll booths, security firms guarding buildings and eye doctors using slit lamps all rely on cameras to perform their jobs.
Yet even the most observant of us can easily overlook the majority of the devices — because they involve very small cameras used in embedded systems. Medicine and research in particular require cameras that perform well day after day in the important work being done by and for scientists, physicians, nurses and patients — all without ever drawing the focus to themselves.
In our fictional Basler Medical Center we specialize in diagnostic and therapeutic methods that work with embedded cameras. Each “floor” houses a different specialized medical discipline. The following provides a closer view of the applications that rely on the effective performance of cameras.