Ultra-Slim Camera Mimics The Image-Capturing Ability Of An Insect’s Eye

Ultra-Slim Camera Mimics The Image-Capturing Ability Of An Insect’s Eye
Retail

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

Emma Hutchings
  • 30 january 2017

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.

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