05016173 is referenced by 212 patents and cites 7 patents.

This invention relates to an improved apparatus and method for in vivo monitoring of visually accessible surfaces of the body. The invention synthesizes methods of systems identification and computer vision to quantify and/or classify features of surface or subsurface anatomic, physiologic, or pathologic structures or processes. Such is accomplished by the stimulation of anatomic surfaces with light (visible, infrared, and/or ultraviolet, structured or uniform), followed by the quantitative analysis of digital images (multiresolution, multiview, and/or multispectral) of reflected or emitted light from the surface of interest.

Title
Apparatus and method for monitoring visually accessible surfaces of the body
Application Number
7/337304
Publication Number
5016173
Application Date
April 13, 1989
Publication Date
May 14, 1991
Inventor
Guillermo J Tearney
Cambridge
MA, US
Barney J Kenet
Lakeland
FL, US
Robert O Kenet
Lakeland
FL, US
Agent
Choate Hall & Stewart
Assignee
Vanguard Imaging
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/92
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