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Project Title:
Development of Low-cost Smartphone-based Microscope for Global Health
Supervisor:LEE Yi-Kuen
Project Description:The developing world does not have access to many of the best medical diagnostic technologies; they were designed for air-conditioned laboratories, refrigerated storage of chemicals, a constant supply of calibrators and reagents, stable electrical power, highly trained personnel and rapid transportation of samples. For example, of the world's population of about 6 billion people, 3 billion lack basic sanitation and more than 1 billion lack basic healthcare services and clean drinking water. This project in collaboration with Prof Shengwang Du in Department of Physics and HKUST SIGHT (http://sight.ust.hk) is to develop a low-cost smartphone-based microscope for medical diagnosis for those people lack of basic healthcare in Cambodia.
Course type:UROP1000 UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100 UROP4100 
Applicant's Roles:The UROP student will form a team from Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Physics, and Divison of Biomedical Engineering to develop the proposed smartphone-based microscope. 
Applicant's Learning Objectives:1 Understand basic principle of optical microscopes, 2 Develop an understanding of CMOS image sensors (digital camera) in smartphones 3 Develop an understanding of mechanical design and manufacturing for the optical system used in smartphone based microscope 4 Develop Android app programming skill for the proposed smartphone-based microscope 5 Develop and practice communication and team skills.  
Complexity of the project:Challenging 

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