We have designed an imaging sensor inspired by the visual system of mantis shrimp. These flamboyant creatures are capable of capturing 16 spectral channels and 6 polarization channels. We have mimicked the polarization sensing capabilities by combining metallic nano structures with an array of imaging elements. This bio-inspires polarization sensor can capture intensity and color information in high resolution (4 Mpixels) which has enabled many applications ranging from: early cancer detection in the gastric track to underwater imaging applications.
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