Manu Prakash invented Foldscope, a 1 dollar paper microscope to diagnose malaria
Monday 13 October 2014
Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use.
Manu Prakash and his Foldscope
Portable, foldable, affordable
Out of the lab
A tool for teaching
Open access for a broad public
Manu Prakash is an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. His team invented a microscope that is purpose-built to support healthcare and education in developing countries.
Foldscopes are now being distributed to around 130 countries.
The Foldscope is designed for simplicity. The size of a sheet of paper, it folds together like origami.
The device is powerful enough to see the hairs on the proboscis of a mosquito...