Optical coherent tomography scanner
In 2012, S.A.Zvereva factory in Krasnogorsk, more known as "Zenit" (today a part of "Shvabe" which, in its turn, is division of "Rostech") started developing own optical coherent tomography scanner - OCTS.
This device allows to receive a 3D picture of a eye retina in a non-invasive method. Actually, it is the analogue of well-known MRT, but functions on the basis of other principles (optical scanning) and is applied for eye diagnostics.
Example of 3D pictures obtained with such devices:
It was planned that "Zenit" together with Nizhniy Novgorod institute will develop a hardware part, while our team was asked to develop a top level software - reception of a picture from matrix, forming a 3D model, and display of it (with a set of collateral functions).
In outward appearance, OCTS should look like this:
So, "Zenit" got down to hardware development. The photo below presents experiment with the case form:
And we began developing the basic software concept. The most difficult part was formation of 3D model and its display as the eye picture consists of numerous points. Therefore, this was the first module we started to work on.
We created a demo-utility for refining a "3D engine" and ensuring its efficiency.
The utility starts work from taking two pictures from cameras - it was required for demonstration purposes to the customer:
After taking the pictures, the abstract random 3D model was drawn, since the hardware complex was not ready at that time (so we could not obtain real data). For simplicity, we'll call this model a picture.
In black-and-white version:
In colour version:
Cut on one axis:
On another axis:
Viewing the picture in semitransparent mode:
Unfortunately, after a while the customer suspended the works on this project and we had to cease the software development.