Mantis Shrimp Eyes: Incredible Vision Decoded for Imaging Technologies & Early Cancer Detection

Mantis shrimp -aggressive, predatory sea crustaceans – have among the most sophisticated vision of all animals. A group of researchers, including Viktor Gruev, PhD, is recreating that vision to make specialized sensors and cameras that could bring more precision to biomedical imaging. Mantis shrimp eyes have extra sensors that allows them to see polarized light. Inspired by the mantis shrimp’s superior eyesight, researchers are building polarization cameras that could be used to help diagnose and remove cancerous tumors. At Washington University, Spencer Lake, PhD is using a polarization camera for studying ligaments. Lake is making strides toward improving ACL and PCL reconstruction surgeries.

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Mantis Shrimp Eyes: Incredible Vision Decoded for Imaging Technologies & Early Cancer Detection

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Imagery-Assisted Virtual Reality for Athletic Training

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How Blueberries Improve Cancer Treatment by Helping to Kill Cancer Cells

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Low-Cost Autonomous Car is Inspired by Insects

FlowBot is inspired by the way insects use an optical flow method to navigate and avoid obstacles in an agile manner.

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Aerial Insights Deploys Drone Technology for UAV Inspections and Data Collection

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The World's Largest 3D Printed Object for 777X Airplane at Boeing

The 777X wing trim and drill tool is now the world’s “largest solid 3-D printed item,” certified by Guinness World Records

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am