Ciliary motion features from digitized video photography

Yehuda Ben-Shimol, Its'hak Dinstein, Amnon Meisels, Zvi Priel

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Sequences of digitized cilia video images are analyzed. The images are obtained using a Control Data Corporation video camera through a microscope. The resulting sequence of frames is analyzed for the frequency of cilia motion, the synchronization of the beating motion, and the parameters of the metachronal wave. Both nonparametric and parametric power spectral estimation techniques are used. The results lead to the conclusion that parametric estimation techniques yield better estimations. The beating frequency, wavelength, wave direction, and degree of synchronization were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-116
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Computer-Assisted Microscopy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes


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