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If you’re driving in the rain, you need your windscreen wipers to work.

Maintaining a clear view is equally important for any surgery involving a laparoscope.

Which is why the device, a slender rod with a camera tip, has recently been modified by an engineering student from BYU in Utah.

He developed a kind of windscreen wiper for camera lenses. Meaning the laparoscope no longer needs to be cleaned every 5-8 minutes during an operation.

The curved, origami-based wiper can be built into existing devices and actuated by a trigger.

Saving on time and money, and allowing the surgical team to concentrate on what’s important.


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