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We review some usual laser range finding techniques for industrial applications. After outlining the basic principles of triangulation and time of flight [pulsed, phase-shift and frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW)], we discuss their respective fundamental limitations. Selected examples of traditional and new applications are also briefly presented.
The possibilities for using the pulsed time-of-flight (TOF) laser radar technique for hot refractory lining measurements are examined, and formulas are presented for calculating the background radiation collected, the achievable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and the measurement resolution. An experimental laser radar device is presented based on the use of a(More)
This paper presents optical coherence tomography (OCT) signal intensity variation based segmentation algorithms for retinal layer identification. Its main ambition is to reduce the calculation time required by layer identification algorithms. Two algorithms, one for the identification of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) and the other for retinal pigment(More)
An ECG and tri-axial accelerometer signal monitoring and analysis method for the homecare of elderly persons or patients, using wireless sensors technology was design and implemented. This paper presents a prototype of wellness monitoring system capable of recording, and analyzing continuous ECG and accelerometer data received from the human body. The(More)
We demonstrate the use of a double-beam optical tweezers system to stabilize red blood cell (RBC) orientation in the optical tweezers during measurements of elastic light scattering from the trapped cells in an angle range of 5-30 degrees. Another laser (He-Ne) was used to illuminate the cell and elastic light scattering distribution from the single cell(More)
We use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure glucose-induced changes in Intralipid and in mouse skin samples in vitro. Mouse skin samples are cultured in a CO2 incubator before measurements are made with different amounts of added glucose concentrations. The results show that the glucose-induced changes in the OCT slope value vary between 20% and(More)
Optical clearing is a well-known phenomenon. It is based on the matching of refractive indices of a bulk material and scattering particles. The same principle is also used in scattering-based optical measurements of different constituents, such as glucose. By registering changes in scattering, it is possible to evaluate changes in the concentration of a(More)
Intralipid is a well-known emulsion used as a tissue-simulating phantom in developing optical imaging and diagnostic techniques for medical applications. The optical coherence tomography (OCT), pulsed photoacoustic (PA), and time-of-flight (TOF) techniques were used to detect glucose-induced changes in the optical properties of Intralipid. A comparison of(More)
Recently there has been a strong demand to protect human skin against negative effects of the UV solar light. This problem is interesting due to the increased frequency of human diseases caused by such radiation. We aim to evaluate how the optical properties of the horny layer of skin can be effectively changed by imbedding TiO2 fine particles to achieve(More)