OmniVision and Lighthouse Imaging Launch First Commercial Platform for 3D Endoscopic Devices

February 4, 2019 Laura Dolan

SANTA CLARA, CA. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. and Lighthouse Imaging will appear at the MD&M West trade show to present a platform that will help medical device manufacturers incorporate stereoscopic 3D imaging into endoscopes. It applies OmniVision’s two CMOS image sensors and an image signal processor (ISP), plus Lighthouse’s light control board for LED illumination and camera control unit.

OmniVision and Lighthouse Imaging will be attending the MD&M West trade show to display the new platform and other products in Anaheim, CA, February 5-7 in booths #1784 and #817, respectively.

Two OmniVision OH02A image sensors with 1.4-micron pixel PureCel technology in a 1/6-inch optical format is included in the platform and support streaming video at 60 frames per second (fps). This helps the Lighthouse platform easily adjust to OmniVision sensors with 720p or 4K/2K resolution.

“Traditional endoscopy uses a single camera and does not provide depth information, thus increasing risks during endoscopic surgery,” said Tehzeeb Gunja, OmniVision’s principal marketing manager. “This partnership with Lighthouse Imaging provides an end-to-end, turnkey solution for stereoscopic 3D imaging in applications such as laparoscopy, gastro-intestinal (GI) and general endoscopic surgery. OmniVision’s high-image-quality, high-resolution image sensors, combined with Lighthouse’s system-level integration expertise, allows us to overcome the complexity, cost and size constraints that have limited the wide adoption of 3D endoscopy.”

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