ANU lens turns smartphone cameras into microscopes – Fertile Mind

This is exciting.

Source: ANU lens turns smartphone cameras into microscopes – Fertile Mind – Medium

I published this story to Medium about 3 years ago when it was written from ZDNet. Relevancy and freshness of content are important to me while transitioning to active blogging. A mere two years later, Doctoral students at the same University in Austrailia took the lens into microscope discovery and ran with it for a new application. The detection of water quality based on a droplet onto a smartphone attached lens, rendered in software. In the piece, the group focused on developing country travelers using this as part of their acclimation to the new surroundings. “The idea is that tourists headed to developing countries can pick up a bunch of these lenses at the airport and when they are unsure of water-quality, they can test samples of their water by placing drops on top of the lens, which links to their smartphone camera.” as quoted by John Rivers from the Research School of Biology at Austrailian National University (“ANU Students Win In Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge | ANU Science”). This needs to be applied to communities such as Flint MI and East Chicago IN.smartphonelensimageHere is an example of a smartphone lens microscope that was discovered. Having published a blog post on a similar subject has expanded the uses for this technology to very relevant fields.


web.science@anu.edu.au. (2016, June 10). ANU students win in Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from http://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/anu-students-win-australian-french-entrepreneurship-challenge

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