Jun.5, 2012

The Fletcher Lab at the University of California, Berkeley designed CellScope, which turns a normal mobile phone into a microscope. This project started in 2007 by Daniel Fletcher, associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California at Berkeley. Multiple people have jointed the development and contribute to bring the project further.

Using CellScope is pretty handy for diagnosing diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. It can be used for home monitoring of patients and mobile health services in some developing areas of the world.

At this year's Maker Faire, UC Berkeley showcased a 3D printed stand for iPhone designed for CellScope. Using these cheap, off the shelf components UC Berkeley is able to keep the cost of CellScope low. With iPhone's high-quality camera and extensive photo sharing abilities, this device is probably the best solution for remote and rural applications.

(photo credit: notcot)

Via an attachment, CellScope can turn a standard cell phone camera into a 5x to 60x microscope. The CellScope works also with handhelds, and it captures, organizes images critical for diagnosis and transmits them wirelessly to clinical centers.

Check out more photos on notcot.


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