MaTrackAddOn

Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Master IDP / Master Thesis:
TRACKING ADD-ON CAMERA SYSTEM FOR GAMMA AND ULTRASOUND PROBES

Master thesis/IDP: open
Advisors: affiliate Prof. Dr. Michael Friebe
Supervision by: affiliate Prof. Dr. Michael Friebe and Philipp Matthies

Small low energy X-ray generator

PDF of the thesis call

Required Knowledge

(some obviously to be acquired during the course of this work)
Little mechanical engineering, some electronics, small camera systems for tracking, fiduciary/ physical markers, tracking algorithms, image registration ...

Description / Expected results

Tracking and Navigation of instruments / systems and small imaging systems is performed using commercially available systems based on infrared cameras or electromagnetic fields. Both have advantages and drawbacks for use with handheld gamma cameras or ultrasound probes. Main disadvantage is that you require a separate system. It would be advantageous to have a small system ADD-ON that is directly attached to the device that is being tracked. Based on a patent application and some work that was performed by the Max-Planck-Society in Leipzig (EMOTRAC - motion tracking of head movement with a small camera system) it is proposed to use one to three small cameras in a separate small system to be attached to the device to be tracked. These cameras track the motion of the device with respect to one to three markers (barcode, geometric forms, ...) that are attached to the human body. The project work expects that a small, rudimentary prototype is build including the tracking software and data sets that are required for accurate tracking and image stitching or image fusion. Accuracy of 1mm in all three dimensions is required in a real-time setup. Expenses are being paid by the work group of Michael Friebe and a small “work fee” can be negotiated!

Supervision / Contact

This project is proposed and supervised by affiliate Prof. Dr. Michael Friebe (I16, CAMP, TUM) and Philipp Matthies. Working environment will be provided at IFL, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM, and SurgicEye GmbH, München.

ProjectForm
Title: Tracking Add-On Camera System for gamma and ultrasound probes
Abstract: Tracking and Navigation of instruments / systems and small imaging systems is performed using commercially available systems based on infrared cameras or electromagnetic fields. Both have advantages and drawbacks for use with handheld gamma cameras or ultrasound probes. Main disadvantage is that you require a separate system. In this work a small system ADD-ON is developed that is directly attached to the device that is being tracked.
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Director: affiliate Prof. Dr. Michael Friebe
Supervisor: Philipp Matthies
Type: DA/MA/BA
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Status: open
Start: 15.10.2013
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