3D vision System Development for Automation of Surgical Process

A technology is being developed for a 3D endoscope for Minimum Invasive Surgical System to replace the conventional one. A 3D endoscope enables the surgeon with depth perception and stereo vision. It will have a light source and a video camera at one end. When inserted into the body through a natural opening, such as throat, it transmits 3D video of the inside body to a television screen. These real-time images (or video) are then used to locate and identify the defected area of the inside body in 3D. It can also be used to help perform some types of keyhole surgery (laparoscopic surgery) such as removing the appendix or gallbladder. It is of a great help for the patient as it reduces the pain through minimum invasion and to the surgeon as it provides better 3D vision with 3D glasses. The prototype and 3D output images are shown in Figs. 1 (a&b).


  • Output:3D Display & 2D Display
  • Focus:Auto Focus
  • Max Resolution:FHD 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps
  • Light Source:High Power 12 LED’s
  • Working temperature:-10 to 45°C
  • Interface:USB 2.0
  • Power Source:DC 5V
  • Software features:3D video output, image and video storage, digital zoom

Fig. 1: (a) Endoscope using Misumi Sensors

Fig. 1: (b) 3D Output