As one of three software engineers, I developed—
- A custom hand-gesture recognition system.
- A real-time algorithm for the location of certain pixels in 3D space.
- The touch UI and part of the .NET to C++ communication interface.
This project was developed while I was employed at Smart Surface.
iGene, a biotechnology and forensic sciences company, built a Digital Autopsy product that allowed physicians to examine a body without having to physically dissect it. Raw data from a CT scanner (in the form of thousands of 2D images or ‘slices’) is fed into the system, which would convert it into a 3D model. This model can then be analyzed on a computer. Due to the high level of detail, the digital body can be dissected and measured to a high degree of precision. Different layers of the body can be filtered through, such as skin, muscle, and bone.
This system was designed for use with a mouse and keyboard. Our goal was to convert it into one that could be operated on a large touch-table using hand gestures, mimicking a traditional autopsy.
The finished product was put to use at a Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
A video of the product in action:
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