What you see above is the world’s smallest and lightest telemedicine microscope, where this self-contained device is capable of transforming global health care, especially Third World countries thanks to its ability to image blood samples or other fluids. Apart from that, it is powerful enough to test water quality in the field after a particular disaster, for example a hurricane or an earthquake. This microscope relies on imaging technology known as LUCAS – Lensless Ultra-wide-field Cell Monitoring Array platform that is based on Shadow imaging, where it will generate holographic images of microparticles or cells by employing a light-emitting diode to illuminate the objects and a digital sensor array to capture their images. Being this small in size means you don’t have to worry about dirt or debris entering the microscope which is another big plus in our books.
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