mobile phone microscope

By Brian Dolan 08:26 am 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 05:18 am 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....