Next 10: New Lens Changes Surgery, Cameras


UPDATED: Wednesday November 13, 2013 11:49 AM

In the Next 10 years, expect shorter surgeries and much better cell phone cameras thanks to a new lens being developed at The Ohio State University.

When cameras take close-ups, the need an adjustable lens, and the farther away you shoot a picture - the longer the lens needs to be.

Researchers are eliminating the long lens by creating one that looks like a contact with nine tiny bumps.

Dr. Yi Zhao says the new lens will take better pictures for us and for surgeons who use tiny cameras inside the body when they operate.

“We are combining these two features and making a lens that can achieve a wide angle view, while we can have adjustable focus and power,” said Zhao.

The doctor says that the lens can also measure depth, to know how far it is from an object.

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