Scientists capture first 3D movie of living sperm

May 21, 2014

A team of scientists from four separate European institutions have developed a vision-based tracking system that may provide physicians with a technique to help assess the viability of sperm used for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sperm cell mobility is a key predictor of IV success, according to The Optical Society. This system is able to take 3D movies of the real-time movement and behavior of living sperm as well as provide 3D imaging of the sperm’s form and structure to detect potential infertility-causing anomalies, such as the “bent tail,” which prevents cells from swimming straight. >>>Read more

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Since joining the team 2013, James covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles for each issue of the magazine, James managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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