Companies to Build 3-D Microscopy System
Toshiba Imaging Systems Div. of Irvine, Calif., and ISee3D Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will develop a 3-D microscope digital video system using Toshiba’s IK-HD1 three-chip-CCD high-definition camera. ISee3D’s patented optical switch technology and its customized interface to the IK-HD1 camera will result in 3-D microscope images with highly magnified object detail. The system, which will use a single camera, can be integrated into new systems or adapted to the installed base of microscopes for use in clinical, surgical and industrial microscopy applications. Finalization of a commercial system is expected this year.