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Viewing your teeth…

Earlier this year I came across this Gizmodo article featuring a low cost dental camera. I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of doing your own body inspections using small cameras (preferably with some sort of measurement capability – is that spot growing or shrinking ? )

Well the camera finally arrived direct from China. Here I am in Les Gets using it.camerame

Its pretty neat especially for the price, less than $200. After a lot of hassle with the provided CD software, Windows eventually chose to download the HP starter camera drivers of the net. I could then view the images in the Skype video test mode. Images are grabbed by pressing a button on the handle.

Here are a couple of images of my teeth, one with an amalgam filling. one with the white plastic filling. Not bad image quality considering the cost.teeth3

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So if you want to buy one get in touch with me and maybe I can help you. Will be interesting to get Sonal’s opinion on the image quality 🙂