#Indiafoldscopephase1- Dr Balu P S

Hi sharing blood smear picture of confirmed Malaria case taken from foldscope, what you are seeing here is RBCs , in order  for identifying parasite  we need foldscope with 100 x resolution ,  currently the foldscope what i have got during delhi workshop doesnt have the resolution required.  My focus was on using foldscope for community malaria screening and  education thro fontline workers. Appreciate any suggestion on this

DR BALU P S
#Indiafoldscopephase1.

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  1. S.T.V.Raghavamma says:

    Sir, even i am trying to look for the same. I am unable to observe blood cells clearly as we generally use 1000 magnification and I think it has to be attached with high zoom cell phone camera. but I don’t have it.

    1. mbhubaneshwari@yahoo.com says:

      Sir we are working on the mosquitoes and control measures. could we twin together?

      1. drbalups says:

        sure can u please send details to my email id drbalups@gmail.com

  2. Dhanalakshmi says:

    Hello sir,

    I am trying to look for the same. I am a Veterinary Parasitologist. Looking for parasites in blood smear. What type of phone camera I have to get to increase the magnification. I need 1000x magnification.

    If any solution, please share it.

    Dr.H.Dhanalakshmi

  3. Manu Prakash says:

    Dear Dr. Balu,

    Current foldscope can be modified to give more magnification/resolution by swapping the lenses. The details of the same are described in the original Plos one foldscope paper.

    We will be releasing a new tool; specifically focused on malaria screening very soon (in a month or so). Please keep an eye on PrakashLab webpage for detailed announcements for the same.

    Also; for imaging blood – here is a nice post from Laks with lots of details and tricks.
    https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=929

    Cheers
    Manu

    1. drbalups says:

      Dear Manu
      Thank you for the link , i will wait for malaria specific foldscope as my entire work is based on community education on malaria in rural areas using foldscope .

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