Salt-Grain Sized Camera set to Revolutionize Safety Systems and Surgery

 

By Posted 11 Mar 2011, 22:43

For years now doctors and surgeons have used cameras in their work to aid them in looking in place they otherwise would not be able to. Tiny cameras on the end of fiber-optic cables called endoscopes to be exact. This technology has advanced over the years as you would imagine.

Today we have news of a new development in endoscopes that has seen a camera the size of a grain of sand created. Unlike the traditional endoscopes this is designed to be disposed of after as you would a needle, gloves or a razor.

Also it is cost efficient, using a simplified electric cable rather than the usual fiber-optics and has 62,500 pixels. It was designed by Awaiba GmbH and Frauhofer. If you check out this link now you will find out more information about how the device works.

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