Any experience on linking USB microscopes to frontend applications?


#1

Hi

I want to know if anyone has an experience linking USB microscopes to front end applications?

What kind of challenges you come across?

I am building a solution that requires interfacing microscope to a Chromebook, iOS and Android app and any experience someone can share around this, will be really helpful.


#2

I’m not sure exactly what you mean by linking, but let me try to shed a little light.

Our microscope uses a standard webcam chipset, which means that it’s a UVC (USB Video Class) device. Most operating systems have the ability to handle UVC devices, since they’ve been a standard peripheral for quite some time now.

Chrome and Android already have solutions for interfacing with our microscope. Unfortunately, there’s no way to interact with a UVC device on iOS, as Apple decided to make that a closed OS and not allow third party devices like ours.

Hope that helps!


#3

Thanks for the reply Sam

By Linking, I meant interfacing a physical microscope to an app. Are there any recommendations on technology/SDK to be used for developing a native or a web app?

Are there any sample apps that you can advise that are built in HTML5 or Java?


#4

Take a look at this article, it outlines how to access a webcam using HTML5 and JavaScript (previously this was only possible using Flash)

https://www.kirupa.com/html5/accessin…


#5