'World's tiniest camera' may find use in dentistry

Image sensor developer Awaiba has introduced what is being dubbed the smallest camera in the world, with potential applications in dental imaging and medical endoscopy, according to a story in PC World and other news reports.

At just 1-mm wide, 1-mm long, and 1.5-mm tall, the NanEye 2B is smaller than a typical match head, and it lives on a single silicon chip. It draws only 1.8 volts of electric current and can take "clear and sharp" 250 x 250-pixel pictures, according to the company.

Awaiba sees the NanEye 2B being used for a variety of medical purposes, including dental imaging and medical endoscopy, and it could even be used to give surgical robots a boost, PC World noted.

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