Evolutionary 3D Camera
Vision fatigue-free monocular 3D medical microscope and disposable 3D celioscope.
Our company uses only one main lens to develop a technology called three-dimentional imaging technology that captures 3D images. This technology is specialized in capturing close-up 3D images that would have been difficult to shoot close-up images if it was just using binocular lens. This technology can zoom on a subject such as insects and jewelry and produce a clear 3D image. This can also be used in medical technology.
Current status quo
We already raised nearly $1M seed money We selected as TIPS(Tech Incubator Program for startup Korea) company with KITE Entrepreneurship Foundation.
Vision fatigue-free monocular 3d medical microscope and disposable 3d celioscope
Currently, the 3D medical microscope and 3D celioscope are using the binocular technology. Close-up shooting on a subject with a binocular technology causes binocular disparity which makes a person’s vision becomes severely fatique. When doctors encounter binolcular disparity, they usually report dizziness and discomfort. Also when doctors are working on precise surgeries, they have difficulty concentrating over a long period of time, which causes fatigue and vision problems. In addition, it is difficult to freely adjust the magnification or adjust the focus effectively because the optical axis is hard to control accurately on the left and right lenses.
However the monocular 3D imaging shooting technology that the company uses is vision fatique-free. While shooting a 3D image, the focus and angle adjustment can respond immediately to free various angles. Also, when doctors perform precise surgeries, they can use close-up 3D shooting for small subjects.
MBC TV station has verified this technology by filming a documentary, “Insect Kingdom 3D,” making this technology available for broadcasting and filming movies.
By utilizing the 3D microscope for precise surgery, the easy use of magnification and focus control will create a digital 3D microscope which will help with performing precise surgery. Also, if you use this technology to create a 3D celioscope, the unit cost of production of celioscope module will be low. Because of the low cost, the production of the disposable 3D celioscope is possible.
The celioscope surgical instruments are usually disposable, however the existing 3D celioscope used today is being reused by disinfecting it, which can cause infection problems. Thus our company is pursuing in developing a disposable 3D celioscope.
Precise surgical microscope and 3D celioscope not only uses this technology but also is used in small subject VR filming technology, components for industrial inspection, high magnification 3D microscope for general laboratory, etc…Hence, this 3D imaging technology can be used in variety of ways.
- Movie & Entertainment, Broadcasting
- Contents & Licensing
Our main market target is the healthcare industry. In recent years, the global demand for 3D microscope and 3D celioscope are increasing rapidly especially because they are needed in the robotic micro-surgery. Therefore we see that the demand for this technology will increase. Optical microscopy market worldwide has been estimated at about 10 billion US dollars, and about $100 million domestically. Our company’s aim is to have a 1% of the global market share and a 3% of the domestic share. In addition, this technology can be used in 3D imaging broadcasting equipment and 3D imaging system for industrial part inspection. The market for 3D imaging broadcasting equipment and 3D imaging system are increasing as well.
Milestones / Metrics
Patent: Monocular 3D imaging camera.
Additionally monocular 3D image technology is patent pending domestically and is getting ready for patent pending globally. We also offer about 20 items, which are patent pending, related to monocular 3D imaging technology. This technology won the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Secretary General prize awarded by the Korea Invention Patent Exhibition 2014.
3D image broadcasting equipment
The prototype for 3D image broadcasting equipment is completed and our goal is to release the equipment within a year. The percentage of completion for this technology is at least 90%.
3D Medical microscope
Just like the 3D imaging broadcasting equipment, we are producing similar magnification and optical characteristics for this 3D medical microscope, and the product is expected to commercialize within two years. Currently, the percentage of completion for this technology is over 50%.
Disposable 3D celioscope
The concept and optical testing in the laboratory is completed, thus the percentage of completion for this technology is approximately 30%. Our goal is to release this product within four years.