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IoT-Based Research Equipment Sharing System for Remotely Controlled Two-Photon Laser Scanning Microscopy

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Advanced Photonics Research Institute, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 61005, Korea
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dankook University, Yongin 16890, Korea
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Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Korea
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Sensors 2021, 21(4), 1533; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21041533
Received: 31 December 2020 / Revised: 8 February 2021 / Accepted: 19 February 2021 / Published: 23 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Imaging Sensors and Applications)
In this study, two-photon laser scanning microscopy (TPLSM) based on the internet of things (IoT) is proposed as a remote research equipment sharing system, which enables the remote sharing economy. IoT modules, where data are transmitted to and received from the remote users in the web service via IoT, instead of a data acquisition (DAQ) system embedded in the conventional TPLSM, are installed in the IoT-based TPLSM (IoT-TPLSM). The performance for each IoT module is evaluated independently, and it is confirmed that it works well even in a personal computer-free environment. In addition, a message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) protocol is applied to the DAQ interface in the web service, and a graphic user interface for enabling the remote users to operate IoT-TPLSM remotely is also designed and implemented. For the image acquisition demonstration, the stained cellular images and the autofluorescent tissue images are obtained in IoT-TPLSM. Lastly, it is confirmed that the comparable performance is provided with the conventional TPLSM by evaluating the imaging conditions and qualities of the three-dimensional image stacks processed in IoT-TPLSM. View Full-Text
Keywords: IoT; remote control; remote operation; remote sharing economy; research equipment sharing; two-photon laser scanning microscopy; MQTT IoT; remote control; remote operation; remote sharing economy; research equipment sharing; two-photon laser scanning microscopy; MQTT
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Park, E.; Lim, J.; Park, B.C.; Kim, D. IoT-Based Research Equipment Sharing System for Remotely Controlled Two-Photon Laser Scanning Microscopy. Sensors 2021, 21, 1533. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21041533

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Park E, Lim J, Park BC, Kim D. IoT-Based Research Equipment Sharing System for Remotely Controlled Two-Photon Laser Scanning Microscopy. Sensors. 2021; 21(4):1533. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21041533

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Park, Eunwoo; Lim, Jaehyun; Park, Byung C.; Kim, Daekeun. 2021. "IoT-Based Research Equipment Sharing System for Remotely Controlled Two-Photon Laser Scanning Microscopy" Sensors 21, no. 4: 1533. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21041533

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