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Miniature hyperspectral camera with microelectromechanical optics | Gizmag

curated by | April 3, 2015

“Hyperspectral imaging involves scanning light spectra not visible to the human eye, in order to identify the unique electromagnetic “fingerprints” of various substances and processes. While this can already be done with larger cameras, a team led by Tel Aviv’s Prof. David Mendlovic is developing a much smaller optical component that could conceivably be built into a smartphone. It utilizes MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology, and is reportedly ‘suitable for mass production and compatible with standard smartphone camera designs.’”

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