cellscope-picturesWhat else can a cell phones do besides been a communication tools? I think the possibilities is endless.

Recently, Professor Daniel Fletcher from UC Berkeley Bioengineering has modified an off-the-shelf camera cellphone to produce a mobile microscope capable of 50x magnification. The device is use for transmit patient data to medical center in the remote area where lack of modern diagnostic equipment.

“cell-phone microscopy will enable visualization of patient samples critical for disease diagnosis. Images captured by health workers on a microscope-equipped cell phone could be annotated, organized, and transmitted to medical experts at major medical centers for analysis and recommendation. Preliminary work has demonstrated the technical feasibility of this ‘telemicroscopy’ concept.”