Scientists turned the Lumia 1020 into a microscope for DNA sequencing
That's right, scientists from UCLA and Sweden have built a compact digital microscope that employs a Nokia Lumia 1020 camera and two LEDs, and can be used for molecular diagnostics and DNA sequencing in the field. This could be an important development, the scientific team behind the project claims, as portable, mobile-phone-based microscopes could potentially allow doctors to perform complex diagnostics on the spot and without specialized lab equipment.
“With their rapidly expanding imaging and sensing capabilities, computational power, and connectivity, mobile phones help translating biomedical measurements from lab environments to […] the field,” the researchers wrote in their paper.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Lumia 1020-powered mobile microscope, you can read the entire research paper that was published in Nature Communications on Tuesday (linked below).
Here's to hoping that upcoming devices bearing the Nokia name continue the tradition of featuring amazing camera tech inside.