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Camera Technology in the Medical and Life Sciences 2021: Latest Developments and Upcoming Trends

Jan 22, 2021
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Basler AG
There is hardly any technology that is not constantly evolving. This is especially true for vision technology in the medical and life sciences sectors. CCD sensors have largely been discontinued, but many manufacturers have already introduced a new generation with CMOS sensors. In addition, manufacturers are investing in the improvement of their CMOS sensors - for example, to optimize image acquisition in low-light conditions by means of backside illumination. But demanding low-light applications are not the only benefit of improved sensors. Image processing is also evolving. In addition to new sensors, the range of available interfaces is expanding, such as the MIPI CSI-2 for embedded vision applications and CXP-12 for particularly fast data transfer. Last but not least, artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into the medical and life sciences, enabling completely new applications with enhanced image processing.

In this presentation, Behringer explains the latest developments and upcoming trends in the field of camera technology for the medical and life sciences. Which technology is continuing to develop, which one has reached the end of its useful life, and which one is currently conquering the stage? Peter will guide you through: Basler camera technology
  • Cameras: improvements in low-light imaging.
  • Image processing: artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Sensors: bye bye, CCD.
  • Sensors: next-gen image sensors.
  • Interfaces: expanding the range.

***This presentation premiered during the 2021 Photonics Spectra Conference Biomedical track. For information on upcoming Photonics Media events, see our event calendar here.

About the presenter
Peter BehringerPeter Behringer is team leader in product management, and he is responsible for Basler's product portfolio in the medical and life sciences market. Prior to joining Basler, he completed his studies in medical engineering sciences at the Universität zu Lübeck. During his studies he worked as a research trainee for prestigious institutions such as the Charité Berlin and the Surgical Planning Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. Behringer has published several academic papers with a focus on medical image processing.

About the sponsor
Basler Group is a leading international manufacturer of imaging components for computer vision applications such as cameras, lenses, frame grabbers, and software, as well as embedded vision solutions, customized products, and consulting services. The Basler Group employs approximately 800 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany, and other locations in Europe, Asia, and North America. In the medical and life sciences sectors, Basler cameras are used in applications such as microscopy, ophthalmology, and laboratory equipment and automation.

The Basler MED ace is Basler's camera series specifically designed for medical and life sciences applications. All models are produced, distributed, and serviced according to the ISO 13485:2016 quality management standard. They also include the Basler MED Feature Sets that combine powerful hardware, firmware, and software functions.
biomedical imagingcamera technologylife sciencesmedicalCCD sensorsBiophotonicsCMOS sensorsartificial intelligenceimage processing
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