The concept facetVISION aggregates individual images to form a whole picture much like a house fly would

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a mini-camera concept that takes its inspiration from the eyes of insects. The facetVISION is is an ultra-slim camera that is divided into 135 tiny lenses positioned close together. While each of these facets captures just a small section of its surroundings, multiple images are aggregated to form a whole picture, like the pieces of a mosaic being put together.

The camera has a thickness of only two millimeters and the first prototype of the technology transfers images from the camera to a smartphone by Bluetooth via a transmission box.

Fraunhofer Institute

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a mini-camera concept that takes its inspiration from the eyes of insects. The facetVISION is is an ultra-slim camera that is divided into 135 tiny lenses positioned close together. While each of these facets captures just a small section of its surroundings, multiple images are aggregated to form a whole picture, like the pieces of a mosaic being put together.

The camera has a thickness of only two millimeters and the first prototype of the technology transfers images from the camera to a smartphone by Bluetooth via a transmission box.