Bringing a new Meaning to the term “Mobile Lab”.
Lensless, Ultra-wide-field Cell monitoring Array platform based on Shadow imaging or simply LUCAS is this year’s top innovation by the Scientist.
How does the microscope part work?According to the inventor, Engineering professor Aydogan Ozcan:
It illuminates cells with an inexpensive light-emitting diode, captures the shadows they cast, and then processes and recreates the image using an algorithm run on a remote computer. The translucent cells cast “textured” shadows that can reveal internal cell features such as malaria parasites