The Fraunhofer IZM Endoscope is Barely Visible to the Naked Eye

 - Mar 14, 2011
References: gizmag & gizmo.do
As unpleasant and awful as the experience may be, internal imaging tests are often necessary for medical diagnoses, and the good news is that the Fraunhofer IZM Endoscope will make these sorts of procedures a lot less invasive.

The development of the cutting-edge technology was a result of a collaboration between Awaiba GmbH and the German Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration with Applied Optics and Precision Engineering. Measuring an astounding cubic millimeter, the minuscule medical instrument is probably the world's smallest video camera. Given the nature of its often dirty job, this tiny recorder is also disposable.

Boasting 62,500 pixels and a configuration that allows such a tiny electronic to be methodically compact, the Fraunhofer IZM Endoscope has been made possible thanks to new experimentation with the way lenses and sensors can be fitted together.