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Title: The Optical Mouse as an Inexpensive Region-of-Interest Position Recorder in Optical Microscopy
Authors: Ng, T.W. 
Cheong, T.L.
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2004
Source: Ng, T.W., Cheong, T.L. (2004-03-01). The Optical Mouse as an Inexpensive Region-of-Interest Position Recorder in Optical Microscopy. Microscopy Research and Technique 63 (4) : 203-205. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In optical microscopy, the microscopic features of interest typically have to be derived from regions that are spatially distributed over the sample. While the features to be analyzed may be minute, the regions from where they must be obtained from may be located quite far apart from one another. If the features are not distinct enough to allow easy visual discrimination, it would be tedious and time-consuming to attempt to recall and revisit these regions of interest. One method to overcome this difficulty would be to note and record the graduated markings on the microscope, or to use built-in position encoders. The former is tedious while the latter is generally expensive. Here, a region-of-interest position-recording implement based on the use of an optical mouse is presented. It is inexpensive and easily adaptable to the manual stage of any optical microscope. © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Source Title: Microscopy Research and Technique
ISSN: 1059910X
DOI: 10.1002/jemt.20031
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