Wednesday, May 04, 2011

World's Smallest Medical Camera

The world's smallest medical camera was unveiled this week by Israel-based biotechnology firm Medigus. The camera is .99 millimeters wide and boasts a resolution of 45,000 pixels--not high resolution by any means, but a shocking degree of clarity from a camera of that size. Because the camera is disposable, it will significantly cuts down on prep time for surgeries and endoscopic procedures thanks to being pre-sterilized. Even more importantly, the camera will significantly lower the cost of endoscopic diagnostic procedures. Reusable medical cameras require highly specialized, expensive sterilization procedures whose cost is often figured into patients' and insurance providers' bills.


1 comment:

Keith said...

Let me guess; the camera doesn't have to be cleaned and is disposable, but costs twice as much as the old method. Am I right?