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A lensless, automated microscope for disease diagnostics

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dc.contributor.author Hugo, S
dc.contributor.author Naidoo, T
dc.contributor.author Swart, H
dc.contributor.author Potgieter, S
dc.contributor.author Van Rooyen, P
dc.contributor.author Land, K
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T07:11:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T07:11:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.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 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6124
dc.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 en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAIEE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;7110
dc.subject Microscopy en_US
dc.subject Point-of-care disease diagnostics en_US
dc.subject Digital in-line holographic microscopy en_US
dc.title A lensless, automated microscope for disease diagnostics en_US
dc.type Conference Presentation en_US


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