About the Authors

James S. Cybulski

Affiliation Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

James Clements

Affiliation Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Manu Prakash

manup@stanford.edu

Affiliation Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

This work is covered under patent application PCT/US2013/025612 (Title: Optical Device). Further details, including the 10,000 microscope project and updates on the latest status of this work, are available on www.foldscope.com. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSC MP. Performed the experiments: JSC JC MP. Analyzed the data: JSC JC MP. Wrote the paper: JSC MP.