High speed cell stiffness evaluation toward 100% reliability

Yuki Hirose, Makoto Kaneko, Tomohiro Kawahara, Yoko Yamanishi, Fumihito Arai

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This paper proposes a high speed cell stiffness evaluation with high reliability. The procedure includes both online measurement and offline inspection. By using the property where the passing time of the cell in the micro channel is a function of the cell stiffness and its size, a real time vision system whose handling frequency is 6 kHz can capture the size as well as the passing time of each cell. During the online measurement, we save two image data at both the entrance and the exit for each cell. In offline manual inspection, all doubtful data are killed so that we can make sure the reliability. Experimental results ensure that the proposed approach can handle 500 cells within 10min in including both online and offline procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors 2011 Conference, SENSORS 2011
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event10th IEEE SENSORS Conference 2011, SENSORS 2011 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 2011 Oct 282011 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Conference10th IEEE SENSORS Conference 2011, SENSORS 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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