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There soon may be an imaging system under your skin


Engineers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have designed an “imaging system” so tiny that it can be sent straight into human tissue.

The system is based on a three-lens camera built using 3-D printing. The camera has a lens just 100 micrometers wide that can focus on images up to 3 millimeters away and relay them back through an optical fiber.

The Stuttgart team has published a report on their work in the journal Nature Photonics, and has more info plus photos:

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


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