Real time visualization of in vivo processes to predict the biological processes in future is the next challenge in biomedical applications. To cope with such high speed acquisition rates in real time obtained from high resolution microscopes requires a custom solution. In this work we have set a foundation for a dedicated embedded platform for preprocessing of images to calculate the processing time before the images are sent to the computer.
The objective of the designed system is to read high definition real time digital video from an input such as a microscope or a camera and implement image processing algorithms of smoothing and filtering before sending the output. The processor used in the system allows run time control. The system functionality is divided into software part which provides control and integration of processor with the image processing blocks and hardware part (implementation of the system on FPGA and meeting timing requirements). The final aim is to design a system to dynamically change its configuration during run time and reduce the computational time for real time image processing.