Does a camera always need a lens? We have hyperspectral cameras that are frequently designed as line scanners based on the so-called push broom principle and equipped with a bundle of optical fibers instead of a lens. This makes it possible to arrange individual pixels in any geometry desired regardless of their location and essentially independently from each other.
One expedient arrangement is along a ring. When the pixels face inward, an object can be scanned hyperspectrally in three dimensions by moving the ring. A cultivated plant, the health and nutrient status of which is scanned completely in three dimensions and evaluated spatiospectrally by machine learning in a few seconds, is shown here as an example.
Any geometry is conceivable. And what would you scan? Contact us!