P5.4 - Development of a Spectral Camera for Cartilage Monitoring
- AMA Conferences 2015
2015-05-19 - 2015-05-21
- Proceedings SENSOR 2015
- P5 - Optical Sensors
- A. Kuehn, A. Graf, U. Wenzel, S. Princz, R. Miller, H. Mantz, M. Hessling - University of Applied Sciences, Ulm ( Germany)
- 807 - 811
In a joint research project with the Ulm University Medical Center, the Ulm University of Applied Sciences is developing a bioreactor for tissue engineering of facial cartilage. The cartilage growth will be monitored by a spectral camera to obtain cartilage composition and thereby to ensure cartilage quality. By excitation the cartilage with UV light, it is possible to record low intensity fluorescence spectra in the spectral range from 380 to 500 nm over the surface of a cartilage specimen. At present the camera records fluorescence spectra along a line of several hundred points. Further developments will allow obtaining fluorescence spectra in two dimensions by a single snapshot.