OmniVision Technologies has announced that Ambu, a manufacturer of life-supporting and diagnostic devices, has integrated the OV6922 CMOS image sensor into the aScope 2, a single-use intubation scope developed for medical procedures.
The disposable aScope 2 intubation scope has been designed to minimize cross-contamination risk that can occur while securing the airways of anesthetized patients. The ultra-compact OV6922 CameraChip image sensor provides physicians with clear and crisp imaging to ensure successful sterile and minimally invasive medical procedures.
The Vice President of commercial innovation at Amby, Jens Frimann stated that the OV6922 enables advanced low-power, low-light performance of the aScope 2 disposable scope thereby reducing the costs associated with medical procedures as well as improving patient comfort.
The senior marketing manager of OmniVision Europe, Matthew Whitcombe stated that the aScope 2 significantly reduces the risk factor while increasing the efficiency for the medical personnel. The OV6922 image sensor offers an ultra-compact and affordable solution for physicians to perform quick medical procedures with a high degree of accuracy.
The low-power OV6922 is a 1/18” CMOS analog NTSC image sensor ideal for intubation and diagnostic systems. The compact sensor available in a 2.1x2.3 mm CSP package requires only 3.3 V DC power supply. Its features include aperture and gamma correction in addition to anti-blooming and zero smearing capabilities. It is capable of delivering a NTSC video output at 60 fields/s.
OmniVision Technologies develops digital imaging solutions and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. The company offers a broad range of image sensors and ASICs for medical imaging, automotive imaging, mobile phones, digital video and still cameras, surveillance and security, and other applications.