VIDEO OTOSCOPY SYSTEM

Computer Color Printer



COMPUTER COLOR PRINTER: Video capture and specialized VO software permits printed image output to a color computer printer.

At present, an ink-jet printer capable of 600 X 600 dpi (dot per inch) resolution or better is necessary for clinical quality VO reproduction. Unfortunately, color printing at this image resolution is time consuming, measured in minutes per page (mpp) rather than pages per minute (ppm).

Effect of different resolutions and paper quality on VO computer printout

A desirable feature of the video capture board is an analog video output which can be directed back to the Polaroid video printer, producing a videoprint in less than one minute. The author's computer-generated VO report form for physicians is shown below.


Computer-generated VO report for the physician produced on the ink jet color printer.

Roy F. Sullivan, Ph.D.