Mobile phone microscopy for global health applications

  • Project Lead(s): Isaac Bogoch

    Many major global health threats (malaria, tuberculosis, parasitic infections but also cancer and nutritional issues) require quality diagnostic tests for both clinical and public health purposes; however, such tests are not available in resource-constrained settings. These innovators have developed a mobile phone microscope capable of facilitating diagnostic testing in rural, remote and resource-constrained environments. This device has many attractive attributes for global health applications: it is portable, inexpensive and easy to use, does not require a steady electricity supply, and functions as a point-of-care test. 

  • 0631-01-10 Isaac Bogoch

    0631-01-10 Isaac Bogoch

    0631-01-10 Microscope prototype

    0631-01-10 Microscope prototype