Salt-grain Camera: Surgery Could Be Revolutionized

When it comes to tiny cameras, we haven’t reported on too many, about the smallest is more than likely to be any of the normal sized digital cameras or the Kodak Waterproof Mini Video camera. None of them even start to compare to the miniscule one that we are reporting on today.

This one is a Salt-grain camera that looks like it could revolutionize things like surgery and security systems. Don’t expect to see these things creeping into mobile phones and tablet PCs. The prototype has been created by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration to be used in endoscopies.

The major thing about these cameras is that they are cheap enough to be thrown away rather than sterilized to be used again as reported by Slashgear’s Chris Davies reported in his article. So just how good is this camera? Well it uses electrical cable rather than the fiber optical connection which is much more expensive.

It also has 62.500 pixels that it can make use of and the tiny device is set to hit the market in 2012. This sounds like a great invention that could do very well as different technologies are becoming more expensive and different medical advancements are made. This will help a lot of people in the future.

What do you think of the new tiny camera? Are you surprised that they will be cheap enough to be thrown away after they have been used? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.