Medigus Ltd., a medical device company that develops and commercializes micro-cameras, has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide technology for the Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR). The company is implementing its micro ScoutCam 1.2 so the device can complete visual inspection and refueling while in space.
As the smallest camera in the world, the company states, the micro ScoutCam is ideal for medical and industrial applications such as cardiology, dentistry, robotics, remote non-destructive testing and micro-drilling inspection.
Key features of the ScoutCam include miniature size, high-tech image quality, customizable optics, waterproof materials and adaptability in extreme temperatures.
The VIPIR with the ScoutCam was launched to the International Space Station at the end of July as part of NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission.
“Our partnership with NASA is a powerful testament to the technological
versatility of micro ScoutCam 1.2,” said Chris Rowland, CEO,
Medigus. “We are honored that our micro ScoutCam technology has
been selected to help NASA successfully execute the next phase of their
Robotic Refueling Mission.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.