US 9,808,323 B2
Visualization apparatus
Maya Barley, Eindhoven (NL); Szabolcs Deladi, Eindhoven (NL); Godefridus Antonius Harks, Eindhoven (NL); Jan Frederik Suijver, Eindhoven (NL); and Mischa Megens, Millbrae (NL)
Assigned to Koninklijke Philips N.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 13/321,580
Filed by Maya Barley, Eindhoven (NL); Szabolcs Deladi, Eindhoven (NL); Godefridus Antonius Harks, Eindhoven (NL); Jan Frederik Suijver, Eindhoven (NL); and Mischa Megens, Millbrae (NL)
PCT Filed May 3, 2010, PCT No. PCT/IB2010/051919
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Jan. 16, 2012,
PCT Pub. No. WO2010/140069, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 9, 2010.
Claims priority of application No. 09161938 (EP), filed on Jun. 4, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2012/0105480 A1, May 3, 2012
Int. Cl. G09G 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 90/36 (2016.02) [A61B 18/1492 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00106 (2013.01); A61B 2090/062 (2016.02); A61B 2090/065 (2016.02); A61B 2090/376 (2016.02)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A visualization apparatus for visualizing a quality of an applied energy on a physical object that is applied by an energy application element, wherein the visualization apparatus is configured to visualize the quality of the applied energy at a location on the physical object based on a provided image of the physical object and a provided quality value representing the quality of the applied energy on the physical object at the location on the physical object, wherein the visualization apparatus comprises:
a visual property assigning unit configured to assign a visual property to the location depending on the quality value, and
a display configured to display the provided image and a separate graphic representing the assigned visual property at the location on the physical object shown in the image;
wherein the quality value is a depth value being indicative of the depth to which the applied energy has altered the physical object and a contact value being indicative of a degree of contact between the energy application element and the physical object, the depth value having an assigned first visual property and the contact value having an assigned second visual property.