Computer Assisted Sperm Motility Analysis Implemented on Hybrid CPU+FPGA Architecture as an Intelligent Microscope Application

Conference: CNNA 2016 - 15th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications
08/23/2016 - 08/25/2016 at Dresden, Deutschland

Proceedings: CNNA 2016

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Savkay, O. Levent; Yalcin, Muestak E. (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 34469 Istanbul, Turkey)
Tavsanoglu, Vedat (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Isik University, 34980 Istanbul, Turkey)

In this paper we present a Computer Assisted Semen Analysis (CASA) system which is designed and implemented on a hybrid CPU+FPGA architecture platform. The sperm motility analysis deals with the dynamics of sperm movements, thus requires video analysis. A 1280 x 960 pixel, up to 30 fps programmable camera is used and attached to a trinocular microscope and a PC is used as an HMI and for post calculations, data logging and reporting. The proposed system enables real-time image processing and hence a fast analysis environment, which is important for sperm analysis. In this way we achieved a reconfigurable, reprogrammable, adaptable and extendible system, which can be interpreted as an intelligent microscope.