Toshiba Imaging Systems Div.
of Irvine, Calif., is collaborating with ISee3D Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to build an advanced 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 offer a complete 3-D microscopy solution using a single camera, can be integrated into new systems or adapted to the installed base of microscopes for clinical, surgical and industrial microscopy applications. A commercial system is expected to be introduced this year.