In this talk about mobile microscopy, Daniel Fletcher describes work from his lab to make small and inexpensive microscopes that can be project images to cameras on cellular phones. These mobile microscopes can be used for medical diagnostics in the field.
- Mobile microscopes in this talk refer primarily to:
- Microscopes that are used in teaching vans and brought to schools
- Smaller versions of confocal microscopes
- Compact magnifying optics that can be coupled to cell phone cameras
- Confocal microscopes that can be disassembled and packed in suitcases
- Which of the following diseases might be diagnosed with a mobile microscope
- Influenza infection
- Parkinson’s disease
- Discussion Question: What new application might you think of for a miniature microscope?
Dan Fletcher is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His lab develops new instruments to study the cytoskeleton and its role in cell movement and shape change. Dr. Fletcher was a White House Fellow during the Bush to Obama transition. Continue Reading