DOITPLENOPTIC

(Biotechnology, Medicine and Health)

Introduction

Doitplenoptic's mission is to democratize the scientific use of 3D technology with affordable, high-performance SMART devices, based on lightfield technology and AI cloud-based software, for clinical, biological and industrial applications.

It is a spin-off company from the University of Valencia founded and promoted in 2018 by three researchers from the 3D Image Laboratory of the Optics Department of the Faculty of Physics together with the private high-tech industrial fund BeAble Capital as the main investor. The technology, of which the researchers are co-inventors, is patented by the University of Valencia and the National University of Colombia. The lightfield or integral image technology developed by Doitplenoptic allows the development of compact digital cameras that can be easily attached to and removed from observation instruments (microscopes, telescopes, endoscopes or ophthalmoscopes), and turns them into 3D digital imaging devices.

Doitplenoptic's first product, the DOIT Micro 3D Plenoptic Eyepiece, is an universal, versatile, affordable, portable and easy-to-use device that can be easily attached to any optical microscope with an eyepiece port, and transforms it into a digital 3D microscopy system. With this device, the user can obtain relevant 3D sample information in a single shot and therefore quickly.


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DOITPLENOPTIC

Technology offer

Benefits of Technology

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS

Integral microscopy has as its main feature the ability to record the 3D information of thick samples without the need for more than a single shot. These systems simultaneously capture a whole series of perspectives (vertical and horizontal) of the sample, which is achieved by placing a matrix of microlenses in front of the sensor (CCD or CMOS) or, instead, a matrix of cameras.

  • From the perspectives, with the appropriate algorithms, it is possible to perform depth reconstruction (focusing on different planes) and calculate a depth map of the distinguishable parts across the width and length of the sample. The main limitation of this technique at this moment is that the resolution of the reconstructed images is determined by the size of the microlenses that make up the matrix. Neither can they have very large microlenses because the number of these determines the lateral resolution of the perspectives and, consequently, the level of detail of the recorded scene. Another aspect that can be improved is the size of the devices. The lightfield microscopy techniques developed to date are based on large (and very expensive) devices, which are arranged over long distances.

  • DOIT (Digital Optical Imaging Technology) is based on a new concept of lightfield, a new optical design that makes it possible to reduce the size of the lens system and maximize lateral resolution. DOIT has developed a portable and economical device that can be easily and immediately attached to commercial microscopes to give them the functionality of obtaining three-dimensional images in real-time. This system consists of an HW that is coupled to commercial microscopes and a SW for the display and manipulation of the image in real-time. Thanks to the associated software and its different modules, the 3D image is presented in different ways that enhance various characteristics of the scene and its depth, such as views from various observation points, occlusion visualization, selection of the plane of focus along with the depth of field, an image with all the planes in focus at the same time, a depth map or topography of the surface of the inspected object, among others.

  • The product is very useful in many applications and is aimed at microscopy users who need high-quality 3D information from 1 micron (based on the native resolution of the microscope where it is attached): researchers, technology centers, universities, R & D departments of companies, inspection and quality control, forensic work, etc.

 


COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

  • Universal: for any optical microscope or any observation device
  • Versatile: perfect integration. All configurations and a wide range of applications
  • Affordable and practical: for any budget, portable, plug & play and easy to use
  • High speed: fast single-shot image. Less risk and preparation time with the sample
  • Live 3D video: to record moving samples in 3D/4D
  • Improved resolution: possibility of using 2D HD camera together with 3D camera
Sectors to which company is directed
  • Life Sciences: Agronomy and Forestry; Marine Biology; Botany; Entomology; Environment; Bacteriology; Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Plant Pathology; Horticulture
  • Medicine: Microsurgery; Pathology; Biomedicine; Cell culture; Cytology; Embryology; IVF fertilization; Hematology; Dermatology
  • Industrial inspection: Automotive; Aviation & Aerospace; Agri-food; Electronics & Micro-electronics; Printing; Glass, Materials & Coatings; Jewellery; Pharmacology; Forensic Science; Geology; Archaeology

 

Team

Ángel Tolosa

Co-founder and CTO

César Gil

Director of Business Development

Nicolò Incardona

Optoelectronic Engineer

Seokmin Hong

Computer Engineer

Manuel Martínez-Corral

Co-founder and scientific advisor

Genaro Saavedra

Co-founder and scientific advisor

Contact information

César Gil Algora Director of Business Developmentc.gil@doitplenoptic.comMobile Phone: (+34) 656 258 778