If you have ever used a microscope you will already know how bulky and tricky they are to view samples, especially if you need to view a number of skins samples on a living subject.
Well a new type of microscope has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, that will allow Doctors in the near future to examine suspicious blemishes on patients skin with ease. The new hand held microscope would provide Doctors with a high-resolution image of a patients skin, for any size of area.
The new microscope is made from a multitude of tiny imaging channels with lots of tiny lenses arrayed alongside one another. Each channel records a tiny segment of the object at the same size for a 1:1 image. For more information on the new microscope visit the Fraunhofer Institute website.
Researchers have already produced a first prototype and will be showcasing it at the Laser World of Photonics trade fair in Munich, from May 23-26.
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