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Mobile Phone Based Clinical Microscopy for Global Health Applications

Figure 1

Mobile phone microscopy layout schematic, prototype, and sample images.

(a) Mobile phone microscopy optical layout for fluorescence imaging. The same apparatus was used for brightfield imaging, with the filters and LED removed. Components only required for fluorescence imaging are indicated by “fluo.” Not to scale. (b) A current prototype, with filters and LED installed, capable of fluorescence imaging. The objective is not visible because it is contained within the optical tubing, and the sample is mounted adjacent to the metallic focusing knob. (c) Brightfield image of 6 µm fluorescent beads. (d) Fluorescent images of beads shown in (c). The field-of-view projected onto the camera phone CMOS is outlined. Scales bars are 10 µm.

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