Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

From prostate surgery to gallbladder procedures to heart surgeries, robots are already mainstays in the operating room.  Robotic surgery is currently being performed using the da Vinci™ surgical system, which is a unique set of technologies that include a camera, a magnified screen, a console and specialized ‘arms’ for holding the surgical instruments.

Precision Lenses

The Future of Precision Lenses Is Bright

The US consumer electronics industry reached approximately 228 billion dollars by the close of 2017. Globally, it’s predicted to reach 2.9 trillion by 2020. With this type of growth, the future of precision lenses is bright. In the past few years, the population of middle-class people has increased.  Among the urban consumer is a growing […]

Electron Microscope

Electron Microscope

The electron microscope is a type of microscope that uses a beam of electrons to create an image of the specimen. It is capable of much higher magnifications and has a greater resolving power than a light microscope, allowing it to see much smaller objects in finer detail.

C Mount

C Mount

A C mount is a type of lens mount that is commonly found on 16 mm movie cameras, CCTV, machine vision cameras and microscope phototubes. A c mount adapter for a microscope without a lens in it, is merely a connector for a camera. What is seen is a ‘direct image’ on the monitor screen, […]

Optical Conveyor Belt

Optical Conveyor Belt

The theoretical branch of the field of ultracold atoms is completely interdisciplinary, attracting top scientists from atomic, condensed matter, high energy and nuclear physics, as well as from quantum optics and quantum information. 

Theragnostic Radiotherapy

Theragnostic Radiotherapy

By using theragnostic radiotherapy, a personalized treatment plan can be tailored to both the geometric and biological attributes of a patient’s tumor. Medical imaging needs radiation therapy just as radiotherapy needs imaging. Progress in functional and molecular imaging has dramatically improved the ability to map the spatial distribution of cellular phenotypes and microenvironmental parameters in […]

3D Scanning

3D Scanning

3D scanning is all about capturing real-world data and converting it into a 3D model. Until recently, 3D scanners were mainly used for industrial applications. 3D printing is becoming more common, especially for hobbyists, and the demand for 3D scanning devices that can transform real objects into 3D printable models is growing.

CMOS Image Sensors

CMOS Image Sensors

Virtually all digital and video cameras use CMOS image sensors. In the past two decades, numerous advances have been made in this type of imaging technology. Now, CMOS image sensors are beginning to be made with superior quality that will provide a large range of new products for military and aerospace users.

3D X-Ray

3D X-Ray Spectral Scanner

Phil Butler – a physicist at the University of Canterbury – along with his son, Anthony – a radiologist at the Universities of Otago and Canterbury – invented a revolutionary 3D color medical scanner known as the MARS spectral X-ray scanner. For the first time, researchers have captured 3D images of the human body. The […]

Hyperspectral Camera

Underwater Hyperspectral Camera

A new underwater hyperspectral camera has been deployed on Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) for a more automated identification, mapping and monitoring of the sea floor around the world.