Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291659
Title:
Real time remote microscope control over the Internet
Author:
Waddel, Matt Burns, 1960-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Telepathology systems were developed to allow pathologists to perform remote diagnosis and consultations. These systems have the following essential components; a remote controlled microscope, a video processing system, a communication link, and a user interface and display. This thesis defines a telepathology communication system based on the Internet network. The basic telepathology system problems were addressed: (1) Determining available network bandwidth, (2) Investigating video image compression, (3) Developing a user interface and display. A software model of the telepathology system was tested. Results demonstrated that, depending on the location on the Internet, only about 40 Kbps and 1.1 Mbps of bandwidth can be obtained. Using an image compression algorithm that reduces images to one twentieth their original size does not reduce bandwidth requirements enough to have real-time video image updates. Current capabilities are about 5 frames per second. A 5 Mbps network is required for full motion video.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.; Health Sciences, Pathology.; Computer Science.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical and Computer Engineeering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Martinez, Ralph

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleReal time remote microscope control over the Interneten_US
dc.creatorWaddel, Matt Burns, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWaddel, Matt Burns, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTelepathology systems were developed to allow pathologists to perform remote diagnosis and consultations. These systems have the following essential components; a remote controlled microscope, a video processing system, a communication link, and a user interface and display. This thesis defines a telepathology communication system based on the Internet network. The basic telepathology system problems were addressed: (1) Determining available network bandwidth, (2) Investigating video image compression, (3) Developing a user interface and display. A software model of the telepathology system was tested. Results demonstrated that, depending on the location on the Internet, only about 40 Kbps and 1.1 Mbps of bandwidth can be obtained. Using an image compression algorithm that reduces images to one twentieth their original size does not reduce bandwidth requirements enough to have real-time video image updates. Current capabilities are about 5 frames per second. A 5 Mbps network is required for full motion video.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Pathology.en_US
dc.subjectComputer Science.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMartinez, Ralphen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351359en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27149584en_US
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