mobile phone microscope

By Brian Dolan April 27, 2010
Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates recently sat down at UC Berkeley to discuss the need for personal computers versus cell phones in so-called developing markets. While the Gates Foundation has worked to distribute PCs in some countries, including Vietnam, China and India, but as Gates explains in the video below: "You don't need personal computer connectivity to deal with childhood...
By Brian Dolan November 9, 2009
An engineer at UCLA has created a substitute for microscopes by using about $10 of off-the-shelf hardware and a mobile phone. Aydogan Ozcan has already formed a start-up, Microskia, around the new device. Ozcan imagines the devices being used for screening in the field -- locations outside of hospitals, far from technicians or diagnostic labs, he told the New York Times in a recent interview....