Portfolio Tag: bioinspired

Bioinspired polarization sensor

We have designed an imaging sensor inspired by the visual system of mantis shrimp. These flamboyant creatures  are capable of capturing 16 spectral channels and 6 polarization channels. We have mimicked the polarization sensing capabilities by combining metallic nano structures with an array of imaging elements. This bio-inspires polarization sensor can capture intensity and color information in…
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Tendon strain anlysis

We developed a technique for creating maps of the direction and strength of fiber alignment in collagenous soft tissues. The method uses our bioinspired polarization sensor  to measure circularly polarized light transmitted through the tissue. The architecture of the sensor allows measurement of the retardance and fiber alignment at the full frame rate of the sensor without any…
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