iPhone remote medicine

The need for a bulky specialised piece of equipment and a trained operator limits medical diagnosis and subsequent treatment in remote and developing areas. Now a small lens can be attached to an iPhone to create a mobile microscope. No longer is the equipment or operator limiting as an image can be captured in the field and sent to a trained person for analysis.

Amazing!

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Photo by Cindy Manly-Fields (Bioengineering Department, UC Berkeley)

Read more:
Mobile Microscopes by Jeff Akst – 1 June 2013
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35674/title/Mobile-Microscopes/