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EDWARD C. SMETAK

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OBJECT TRACKER PATENT

 

While working at Nomos Corporation, Ed and an associate, David Scherch, designed a tracker that can be used to determine the position of medical devices with sub-millimeter accuracy.  A stereo camera is used to view the tracking spheres on the tracker and calculate the position and orientation of the tracker.  The significant new art in this patent includes the capability of the tracker to work within a very wide range of positions and orientations, so a doctor or technician holding the device doesn’t have to think at all about where the device is so the system can track the object.

 

Ed's patent for an object tracker

 

 


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