Single lens off-chip cellphone microscopy
Author(s)Arpa, Aydin; Wetzstein, Gordon; Lanman, Douglas R.; Raskar, Ramesh
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Within the last few years, cellphone subscriptions have widely spread and now cover even the remotest parts of the planet. Adequate access to healthcare, however, is not widely available, especially in developing countries. We propose a new approach to converting cellphones into low-cost scientific devices for microscopy. Cellphone microscopes have the potential to revolutionize health-related screening and analysis for a variety of applications, including blood and water tests. Our optical system is more flexible than previously proposed mobile microscopes and allows for wide field of view panoramic imaging, the acquisition of parallax, and coded background illumination, which optically enhances the contrast of transparent and refractive specimens.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2012 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Arpa, Aydin, Gordon Wetzstein, Douglas Lanman, and Ramesh Raskar. “Single lens off-chip cellphone microscopy.” In 2012 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, Providence, RI, 16-21 June 2012. p. 23-28. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012.
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