Turn a Cellphone Into a Microscope

by Larry Emmott on November 9, 2009

in Diagnostics,General


In one prototype, a slide holding a finger prick of blood can be inserted over the phone’s camera sensor. The sensor detects the slide’s contents and sends the information wirelessly to a hospital or regional health center. For instance, the phones can detect the asymmetric shape of diseased blood cells or other abnormal cells, or note an increase of white blood cells, a sign of infection, he said

via Novelties – How an Engineer Turned a Cellphone Into a Microscope – NYTimes.com.

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