- Sperm concentration
- Average velocity, linear velocity and linearity index
- Motility grading in agreement with the World Health Organization Laboratory
Manual for the Examination of Human Semen and Semen-Cervical Mucus Interaction,
Cambridge University Press, 4th ed., 1999.
- Concentration of grade (a), (b), (c) and (d) motile spermatozoa
- 2 sample groups: patients, laboratory
- subgroups can be defined for both groups
- 3 analyses per sample, additional analysis (user-defined)
- users database (administrator, technicians, referrers)
- Manages the AutoSperm software
- Can create and delete technician and referrer accounts
- Can delete samples from the database
- Can grant login rights to referrers (by providing a password)
- Cannot perform semen analyses
- Can perform semen analyses
- Can create "Referrers"
- Can retrieve results of own patients
- Export selected samples to Excel, or the MedCalc statistical software package;
- Calculation of monthly averages (mean and median) of sperm concentration,
grade (a) and grade (a)+(b) motility as well as linear velocity, for quality control purposes. Averages can be exported to Excel or MedCalc.
- AutoSperm is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
- Requires a PC with a free serial port (RS-232).
- Database: SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005.
AutoSperm can also use SQL Express 2005, which is available as a free download from Microsoft.
- SQL Express 2005 and .NET framework 2 are included on AutoSperm installation CD.
- A microscrope with zoom drawing tube.
The AutoSperm system consist of the AutoSperm software and a DrawingBoard digitizing tablet with customized 4-button cursor.
The AutoSperm system does not include computer, Windows operating system, microscope or zoom drawing tube.
- Hinting A, Schoonjans F, Comhaire F: Validation of a single step procedure for the objective assessment of sperm motility characteristics. International Journal of Andrology, 1988;11:277-287. [Abstract] [Full text - PDF]
- Hinting A, Comhaire F, Schoonjans F: Capacity of objectively assessed sperm motility characteristics in differentiating between semen of fertile and subfertile men. Fertility and Sterility, 1988;50:635-639. [Abstract] [Full text - PDF]