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1. (WO1994001766) HANDS-FREE ULTRASONIC TEST VIEW (HF-UTV)

Pub. No.:    WO/1994/001766    International Application No.:    PCT/US1993/006520
Publication Date: Jan 20, 1994 International Filing Date: Jul 12, 1993
IPC: G01N 29/06
G01N 29/265
Applicants: SIERRA MATRIX, INC.
Inventors: FLEMING, Marvin
HERSH, Samuel
Title: HANDS-FREE ULTRASONIC TEST VIEW (HF-UTV)
Abstract:
An apparatus and method for providing a self-contained, portable and hands-free ultrasonic test system is disclosed. The system includes a semiautomatic scanner (38) that is powered in only one axis with the second axis being manually advanceable by the user, a display (32) mountable in front of one eye so that the user of the system can simultaneously view the ultrasonic response signal while viewing the specimen under test, a voice recognition device (24) within the processor (10) to detect and translate voice commands to control the operations of the system, a microphone (26) for the user to deliver voice commands, memory devices (20) within the processor (10) for storing returned and processed signals and the system set-up parameters for later use, and a battery power subsystem (34) to make the system fully portable.