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A Imaging technology for point-of-care analysis and pathology screening
What is Lensfree?
How does it work?
Test the power of lensfree imaging to count and identify a variety of biological objects. Move the slide under the lensfree microscope and see the image being digitally reconstructed in real time by the microscope’s powerful algorithms. Watch as the embedded AI algorithms count and classify the objects being observed (eukaryotic cells, sperms, colon or lung tissues, plankton, neurons, etc.) in real time.
The technique, using only generic hardware, can be adapted to different medical diagnostics by developing specific data processing chains for tests like:
Other healthcare applications:
Compact, robust, low-cost, automated system suitable for point-of-care analysis.
Large field of view of approximately 30 mm2 covering more than 10,000 cells per image. Multi-scale observation of the main morphological characteristics of cell tissues (> 100 μm) and cells (>5 μm) & bacteria detection (1 μm).
Lensfree & Mobility
Currently patients (or their samples) must go to medical labs for tests. In the future, lensfree imaging will bring testing labs to patients. These new compact portable labs can be used by specialist physicians in hospitals, by general practitioners in their offices, and by nurses and nurses’ aides in nursing homes or during home-care visits. Point-of-care diagnostics will help patients receive the treatment they need faster.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.