Worlds Smallest Camera Can Be Injected With A Syringe
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have designed a micro-camera so small it can fit inside a syringe. New device can be used to explore areas of the body that cameras previously couldn’t access, as well as surveillance devices and machines with “autonomous vision.” World is going to see a new generation of spy camera, soon enough.
The researchers, who published their findings in Nature Photonics, managed to 3D-print a three-lens camera that, with its casing, is just 0.12 millimeters wide — slightly smaller than a grain of salt.
The team believes that 3D printing could represent the future of manufacturing, since current techniques can’t produce lenses small enough to be used in important medical contexts like non-invasive endoscopic imaging. Since the camera can fit inside a syringe and can focus from a distance of 3mm.
The camera can also be used for surveillance, as it can be integrated into tiny security monitors, drones, illumination systems, or even robots. More advanced research will open some new frontiers.