CES: Ultra-thin camera developed

Compound eyes for industry and smartphone

Research News / 3.1.2017

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process enabling the production of a two millimeter flat camera. Similar to the eyes of insects, its lens is partitioned into 135 tiny facets. Following nature‘s model, the researchers have named their mini-camera concept facetVISION. At the CES technical trade fair in Las Vegas, they will be presenting it from January 5 to 8, 2017 ( LVCC Hall, South Hall 1, booth 20944).

  • The mini-camera from the Fraunhofer IOF has a thickness of only two milli- meters at a resolution of one megapixel.
  • The cameras are therefore suitable for use in the automotive and printing industries and in medical engineering.
  • Thanks to their low thickness, their basic principle may change the design of future smartphones.