AcuGraph 5 Video Training: Capturing Live-photos in AcuGraph 5/5 (49)

 

With the ongoing development of AcuGraph 5, I’m pleased to announce another major release to the software. This makes the 3rd major release in the past 12 months, each one with important new features and improvements.

In this post I’m going to show you one of the newest features in AcuGraph 5, Capturing live photos directly in the AcuGraph software. You can use this new feature to connect a camera to your computer and capture images in real-time, directly in the software. This is ideal for snapping pictures of your patients for the patient overview, as well as for capturing images of conditions or concerns and monitoring progress.

Let me show you how to start doing this today:  

In the Patient Overview Window, you can see that along with all of the patients’ contact information and vital statistics, we also can have a patient photo. This image can be loaded by either dragging and dropping a photo right there…

Patient Overview Window

patient profile

Or you can click on the little camera icon in the top right corner. This activates the camera connected to the computer.

camera icon

In this case I’m using the camera built-in to my laptop, but of course that’s facing me as the laptop user, if you want a camera that’s facing the patient then that’s really easy, too. If you have one of these little webcam type cameras, it plugs into the USB port, just switch over to that one and you can see that AcuGraph will use the video from the webcam instead.

switch camera

And you can point it wherever you want, frame the shot the way you want it, and click to capture the picture.

When you get the picture that you want, just click use this picture and AcuGraph automatically saves the picture to your AcuGraph software.

Take pictureuse picture

Of course if I’m not happy with the picture, I can just click “try again.” When I click “use this picture,” there it is, I have it in the patient record.

Capturing Photo in Patient File

Now the same thing also works over the Patient File area under Picture section.

picture section
If you need to get a photo here, perhaps a photo of the patient, or perhaps a part of the patient, an injury or a rash or whatever it is you want to document, simply follow the same process. Click on the camera icon, select the webcam you wish to use, frame the shot the way you want, and take the picture.

switch cam

Now I have a permanent record in the patient file which I can refer to and use to monitor progress.

sample photo
So, it’s so easy to record photographs in AcuGraph 5, this will be one of those features you’ll start using and love it so much that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

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Dr. Adrian Larsen

Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.

3 Replies to “AcuGraph 5 Video Training: Capturing Live-photos in AcuGraph

    1. When you take a picture and add it to the patient file, a small version of it will appear in the patient file, so you can scroll in the patient file to see changes quickly on the small images. You can click on any small picture in the patient file to bring it back up at full size to see better detail.

      But that is not really a great way to do a comparison. What a great idea! We’ll consider this at our next development meeting.

      Thanks!

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