Medicine & Life Science
It's impossible to imagine today's medical technology without industrial cameras. They support doctors by
enabling remote diagnosis and operations, and
documenting before/after results.
However, stricter regulations apply to the field of medicine, since people's lives are at stake. Mistakes must be eliminated, which results in lengthy and cost-intensive approval processes. For this reason, long-term availability of the components must be guaranteed. Furthermore, a high colour fidelity is immensely important, as red isn't always the same red, for example, and nuances can make all the difference when it comes to making a diagnosis.
In the organic, pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as in chemistry, more and more processes are being automated. In this framework, reliability, precision, high speed, resolution and image quality are key properties that need to be brought together in an industrial camera. This is the only way analyses can be visualised, monitored, checked and reproduced, and processing volumes can be increased.
Tracking of samples for the documentation of analyses with typical identification tasks is also one of the responsibilities of the industrial camera.
Example applications in medical technology
Dental medicine: 3D scanners
Ophthalmology: Slit lamps, eye lasers (LASIK)
Orthopaedics: Movement and gait analysis
Dermatology: Skin scanners