A recent Tech Briefs TV video demonstrated an achievement from engineers at MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The teams designed the first completely flat fisheye lens to produce crisp, 180-degree panoramic images. The lenses, according to researchers, could someday be integrated into medical imaging devices such as endoscopes, as well as in virtual reality glasses, wearable electronics, and other computer vision devices.

Our Question of the Week: Will Flat Fisheye Lenses Play a Greater Role in Medical Imaging and Consumer Electronics?

What do you think?