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The current pathologist's workflow of manually identifying and analyzing specimens under an analog microscope has been described as inefficient, highly subjective, and generally lacking in regards to technological, and digital, intervention and integration. An Augmentiq's system paired with a fully integrate-able digital microscopy stage accessory that has X, Y, and Z mechanical movement and coordinate tracking can improve the efficiency and accuracy of this process, helping pathologists to automatically detect, quickly identify, annotate and record the precise locations of key pathologic features, areas of interest and quantifiable tumor characteristics. This accessory would also enable the pathologist to have the ability to drive the slide, while remotely viewing in real-time, on the Augmentiq's Viewer's tele-pathology software. The goal of the proposed project is to develop a mechanical microscope attachment utilizing a motorized stage, which can remotely and precisely track and move to any X, Y, Z coordinate on the specimen slide.

Project Title: Motorized Stage for Microscope Accessory

Project Number: P20095

Project Family: Digital and Automated Microscopy

Start Term: 2191

End Term: 2195

Faculty Guide: Donald Pophal

Primary Customer(s): Gabe Siegel

Sponsor (financial support): Augmentiqs Medical Ltd.


Project Description

Project Background:

  • In almost every area of the medical field, there have been significant advances made in the past twenty years in an effort to digitalize the medical industry.

  • One field that has been late in achieving this effort is Pathology. 

  • Main reasons for this include…

    • The technology that has been created to digitize this process is not compatible with the pathologists workflow

    • Therefore, Pathologists being unwilling to accept the new technology being created. 

  • There are solutions that have been created in an effort to digitize pathology by the use of Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) and Pathological Slide Tracking, however, they do NOT fit in with the pathologists current workflow.

    • Creates two populations:

      • Some pathologists are willing to adopt the technology for the capability and completely change their workflow.

      • Some pathologists are not willing to adopt the technology and choose to continue their work manually. 

*Real World Problem: There is a need for technology to cater to BOTH types of pathologists and compatible to fit in with their current workflow. 

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Marcus D'AguiarBME

Communications Lead

Tim Beal


Design/Test Lead

Stephen PhamEE

Integration Lead
Francis KagiwadaEE

Materials Component Lead
Claire CandeloriISE

Project Manager

Kenny Hass


Confluence Lead

Andrew DoranBME

Document/Data Manager
Brandon BuscagliaBME

Subject Matter Expert Lead


Sponsor Contact Information:

Gabriel Siegel, CEO

Augmentiqs Medical Ltd.

US Mailing Address: 1403 New Terrace Lane Rochester, NY 14624

Israel Address:Teradion Business Park, POB 10, D.N. Misgav, 2017400



US Phone: +1 (716) 901-2821

Israel Phone: +972 (54) 438-0352

Israel Fax: +972 (4) 902-8818

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We would like to thank Gabe Siegel and the Augmentiqs team for this opportunity and financial support. 

We'd also like to thank Donald Pophal and Dr. David Hicks for their encouragement and guidance. 

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