OKI Electric Cable has developed a new Optical Hybrid Cable designed for use in the world’s first 8K Endoscope.
In addition to providing the flexibility and durability OKI cables are known for, the newly developed Optical Hybrid cable is 20% lighter than previous products. The reduced weight helps to facilitate handling by medical staff when the endoscope is held. Increased flexibility also reduces repellent force of the cables, making endoscopes easier to maneuver. This compact cable features broadband optical fiber cable capable of transmitting ultrahigh definition 8K images and videos.
The use of 8K endoscopes for medical applications marks a revolutionary step forward and has drawn attention worldwide. The technology makes it possible to display and clearly view affected areas on large monitors, making it significantly easier to identify capillary blood vessels and nerves. 8K endoscopes also reduce burdens on both medical staff and patients by improving the precision of incisions and suturing and reducing the time required for surgical procedures.
OKI Electric Cable is committed to ongoing improvements to the product in the areas of weight and flexibility while expanding applications to help develop products targeting not just the healthcare market, but markets with growing requirements for high-precision imaging, including broadcasting and vehicle-mounted equipment.