DSpace
 

Researchspace >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6124

Title: A lensless, automated microscope for disease diagnostics
Authors: Hugo, S
Naidoo, T
Swart, H
Potgieter, S
Van Rooyen, P
Land, K
Keywords: Microscopy
Point-of-care disease diagnostics
Digital in-line holographic microscopy
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: SAIEE
Citation: Hugo, S, Naidoo, T, Swart, H, Potgieter, S, Van Rooyen, P and Land, K. A lensless, automated microscope for disease diagnostics. 2nd South African Conference on Sensors, MEMS and Electro-Optical Systems (SMEOS 2011), Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 19-21 September 2011
Series/Report no.: Workflow;7110
Abstract: Microscopy is widely accepted as one of the gold standards in disease diagnosis. However, factors such as cost and the need for a trained eye limit the potential usefulness of such equipment, particularly in resource-limited areas such as rural clinics. Digital holography or 'lensless' microscopy technologies have illustrated the possibility of using simple and cheap optical components combined with software algorithms to implement microscope platforms. We present a digital in-line holographic microscope platform (DIHMP) to be used with image processing and classification algorithms to provide a low cost, portable and automated microscope. Initial results show that the DIHMP produces similar images to those obtained with a conventional bright field microscope. Applications of this work are targeted towards the implementation of a full blood count, which could provide resource-limited areas with improved healthcare facilities and diagnosis times.
Description: 2nd South African Conference on Sensors, MEMS and Electro-Optical Systems (SMEOS 2011), Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 19-21 September 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6124
Appears in Collections:Optronic sensor systems
Manufacturing science and technology
General science, engineering & technology

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Hugo_2011.pdf637.77 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback