30 Sep '14, 9pm

Mantis Shrimp Eyes Inspire Cameras to See Cancer

Mantis Shrimp Eyes Inspire Cameras to See Cancer

Millions of years of evolution have given the Mantis shrimp compound eyes to spot delicious meals that it can either spear or club to death in its underwater environment. More recently, the natural design of those eyes has inspired a new camera sensor that could spot cancer cells inside patients' bodies. Engineers developed the sensor to mimic the Mantis shrimp's ability to filter polarized light—light waves vibrating along a single plane. Sensitivity to polarized light can help with cancer detection because cancerous lesions tend to reflect light in a way that causes more depolarization than does healthy tissue. Tests in mice have already shown how the new sensor can help detect flat, depressed, cancerous lesions that might otherwise be difficult to spot during a traditional endoscopy exam. "Nature has [been] coming up with elegant and efficient design principles, so we a...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/imaging/man...

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