In the last few decades have seen as the reduction in size in technology It has become commonplace, devices that years ago were huge and heavy, today are a fraction of what they were, and some even have gone to join another that makes that task and many more.
We have today a new test of this miniaturization with development of the University of Stuttgart in Germany, where created a micro-camera that fits inside a syringe, but it has also been printed in 3D.
It has also been printed in 3D
Some components as well as housing have been made on a 3D printer, have you been placed three lenses that are installed in an optical fiber that has 100 microns in width, which increases its size to putting the protective case to 120 microns, that is, a little more than the thickness of two human hairs.
This allows it can be injected into the body for endoscopic examinations, since it has the capacity of focus on objects at a distance of 3 mm, something ideal to study human organs and even parts of the brain.
Responsible for the project scientists created this House in order to explore the interior of the human body without using other methods more invasive, but its potential goes beyond Since it can serve as a surveillance device, installed in drones, robots and autonomous cars, already that its small size will allow you to help in a lot of tasks.
This is just a project at a very early stage of development, so We will have to wait several years before him in medicine or business, that there are still factors that are needed to refine as the issue of autonomy and the transmission of data, however it may be the start of something big.