Surgical Microscope Stand

Japan's Top Inventions

15m 00s
Broadcast on July 23, 2020 Available until February 11, 2024

The behind-the-scenes tales of hit products and creations from Japan: this is Japan's Top Inventions. This time, a surgical microscope stand used in neurosurgery. Invented by an optics company in Tokyo, it features a unique piece of tech which keeps the microscope in focus even when it moves. Discover the little-known story behind this invention, partially inspired by equipment used to observe outer space!

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