Computer Aided Sperm Analysis System

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

Innovative Research, Islamabad

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Asad Naeem


Reproduction and fertility is the only reason that life on this earth does not cease to exist and humans are no exception. Analysis of human spermatozoa is mostly carried out manually in the fertility labs and pathology labs. Technicians have to manually judge fast swimming sperms while looking at hundreds of them through a microscope, and label each based on the number of microns they move per second. They count them on mechanical counters. This procedure is about 20-25 minutes long and is marred with inconsistencies in test approaches and same sample maybe diagnosed differently in different clinics. In order to make the process more efficient, a computer aided system tool was developed for the analyses and to address the issues related to fertility and reproduction of human beings in the spermatozoa. It performs repeatable and accurate analysis of human spermatozoa by automatically finding each sperm and then tracking individual sperm to calculate its displacement accurate to the nearest micro-meters using high speed cameras mounted on microscopes. Hence eliminating human errors and reducing test time to a mere minute or two. Sperm sample degrades with time, this system stores the state of the observed sample by capturing the original and processed videos and storing them for later review, hence preserving the state of the sample when it was analyzed.

Start Date 15-Apr-2013

Duration 19 months

Budget PKR 17,438,718

Status  Closed Project

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Thematic Area  Security

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