Posted on January 17, 2010 by

cellphone microscopeOne of the more significant developments in technology and medicine is the creation of a cell-phone microscope allowing for the use of a standard cell phone and off the shelf lens. This allows physicians to view blood cells to help diagnose blood borne illnesses such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. This device, created by Aydogan Ozcan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at The University of California has added benefits as well. His software program allows visualization of the slides digitally making it possible to immediately see pathogen within a vast array of healthy cells. The pictures can also be sent via the internet over vast distances for immediate diagnosis.

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