Medical camera OmniVision OV6948 made it to the Guinness Book of Records in October 2019. The world’s smallest camera is comparable to the size of a grain, being 0.65 x 0.65 x 1.158mm, yet it is still producing 40,000-pixel color images.

OmniVision invention was specifically designed for  surgeon purposes. Due to its small size, it can pass through the smallest veins on the body, improving both diagnosis and medical interventions.

If previously surgeons had to operate based on assumptions, now the tiny camera can serve as a source of vision, offering a 120° super-wide angle of view.

Moreover, what is probably specifically designed for medical uses, camera generate less heat, that gives doctors additional time, without disturbing the comfort of the patient.

According to California-based company, new technology will be especially useful in such fields as ophthalmology, cardiology, gynecology, and neurology.

Such tiny cameras could also find its use in recently emerged field of enhanced vision, not to mention potential biohacking applications. 

As Future Time previously reported, this month California based Invisible Computing company Mojo Vision has announced the development of the first contact lens with AR capabilities.

Photo credit: OmniVision


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