Spectra

Open Source Biomedical Imaging

May 13, 2019

Test Jig, Future Work, and Nearing the Goal

We are so close to both meeting the campaign goal and the end of the campaign! So close! We’d love your support for the final push so we can close in and blow past that goal. For everyone who has backed the campaign, thank you for encouraging us to work on open source biomedical imaging!

Would you like to experiment with biomedical imaging or spectroscopy, or support open source projects happening in this genre in future? Now is the time to show your support! Learn more on the main Spectra campaign page.

Test Jig

Currently we are working on a test jig so that each PCB can be tested while at the manufacturer, so we can ensure functionality of every delivered unit. It’s based on a Raspberry Pi and also has it’s own little PCB for lights, buttons, and mounting the Spectra PCB for testing. Still needs a bit more work to mount it all neatly in a small box, but the testing and programming scripts are all functional. Requirements for the test jig were as follows:

Future Development

Also in the works are some updates to the dashboard so that it works reliably on OSX, Windows, and Ubuntu - thanks Dan!

As for future work, we are planning a deep learning tomography effort based on some papers at ICLR suggested by Tom Bishop, who has attended the Spectra hacknights. We hope to be able to obtain better spatial resolution, with a small amount of data!

Almost There!

Thanks again if you’ve already supported the Spectra campaign. If you haven’t yet, now is a great time to do so - we’re nearing the end of the campaign and would love to push through the goal and make these fascinating techniques more accessible. Thank you for your support!

Learn More on the Main Spectra Campaign Page


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