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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

3D Printing Allows The Production Of Significantly Smaller Cameras With Medical Uses

Micro-Camera Can Be Injected with a Syringe

Phys Org | June 27, 2016

German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging—and clandestine surveillance.
Using 3-D printing, researchers from the University of Stuttgart built a three-lens camera, and fit it onto the end of an optical fibre the width of two hairs.
Such technology could be used as minimally-intrusive endoscopes for exploring inside the human body, the engineers reported in the journal Nature Photonics.

"Image of a multi-lens system with a diameter of 600 µm next to a doublet lenses with a diameter of 120 µm." "Due to manufacturing limitations, lenses cannot currently be made small enough for key uses in the medical field, said the team, which believe its 3-D printing method may represent "a paradigm shift"." Source:

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