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Integrated elastic microscope device
Author(s): W. M. Lee; D. Wright; R. Watkins; Zi Cen
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Paper Abstract

The growing power of imaging and computing power of smartphones is creating the possibility of converting your smartphone into a high power pocket microscopy system. High quality miniature microscopy lenses attached to smartphone are typically made with glass or plastics that can only be produce at low cost with high volume. To revise the paradigm of microscope lenses, we devised a simple droplet lens fabrication technique that which produces low cost and high performance lens. Each lens is integrated into thin 3-D printed holder with complimentary light emitted diode (LEDs) that clips onto majority of smartphones. The integrated device converts a smartphone into a high power optical microscope/dermatoscope at around $2. This low cost device has wide application in a multitude of practical uses such as material inspection, dermascope and educational microscope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9332, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XV: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 93320N (9 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076100
Show Author Affiliations
W. M. Lee, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
D. Wright, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
R. Watkins, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Zi Cen, Australian National Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9332:
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XV: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Gerard L. Coté, Editor(s)

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