Mobile phone based mini-spectrometer for rapid screening of skin cancer
Author(s)Das, Anshuman Jyothi; Swedish, Tristan; Wahi, Akshat; Moufarrej, Mira N.; Noland, Marie; Gurry, Thomas Jerome; Aranda-Michel, Edgar C.; Aksel, Deniz C.; Wagh, Sneha; Sadashivaiah, Vijay; Zhang, Xu; Raskar, Ramesh; ... Show more Show less
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We demonstrate a highly sensitive mobile phone based spectrometer that has potential to detect cancerous skin lesions in a rapid, non-invasive manner. Earlier reports of low cost spectrometers utilize the camera of the mobile phone to image the field after moving through a diffraction grating. These approaches are inherently limited by the closed nature of mobile phone image sensors and built in optical elements. The system presented uses a novel integrated grating and sensor that is compact, accurate and calibrated. Resolutions of about 10 nm can be achieved. Additionally, UV and visible LED excitation sources are built into the device. Data collection and analysis is simplified using the wireless interfaces and logical control on the smart phone. Furthermore, by utilizing an external sensor, the mobile phone camera can be used in conjunction with spectral measurements. We are exploring ways to use this device to measure endogenous fluorescence of skin in order to distinguish cancerous from non-cancerous lesions with a mobile phone based dermatoscope.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory
Proceedings of SPIE--the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Das, Anshuman et al. “Mobile Phone Based Mini-Spectrometer for Rapid Screening of Skin Cancer.” Ed. Mark A. Druy, Richard A. Crocombe, and David P. Bannon. Proceedings of SPIE 9482 (April 2015): 94820M © 2015 SPIE
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