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!
The surgical microscope stand, developed in 1988
Inventor Nakamura Katsushige
New stands in various stages of assembly
The latest version of the stand with microscope installed