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Vision-Based Cellular Force Sensing
The device and technique provides a means for visually resolving cellular forces in real time with a nanoNewton resolution. Structural defelctions are converted into forces via mechanics modeling that considers both bending and shearing. The in situ obtained force-deformation data are useful for distinguishing healthy mouse oocytes from those with cellular defects. For details, refer to [J55] on the Publications page.
Sperm Tail Tracking
Tracking sperm tail movement provides important information for clinical sperm research. It is also a crucial step for sperm immobilization in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). However, the low visibility of the sperm tail under optical microscopy, coupled with the sperm fast motility, render sperm tail identification and tracking challenging tasks to execute. Previous work tracked sperm head to extrapolate sperm tail's characteristics. This videos presents two of our approaches for direct sperm tail tracking: (1) the Maximum Intensity Region (MIR) algorithm, and (2) the Optical Flow (OF) algorithm. For details, refer to [J60] and [J67] on the Publications page.
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