Multitouch Microscope: Great tool For Histology, Microbiology, and Pathology!
OMFW Moment! Came across this tech, when a doctor from the Canary Island sent me a few videos of her Telemedicine Service, and I browsed through her offerings. I noted a video of the “Multitouch Microsope”, and investigated. Awesome! Here’s the company description:
The result is an entirely new way of performing microscopy: by touching a table- or wall-sized screen the user can navigate and zoom within a microscope sample in the same way as in a conventional microscope. Using the touch control it is possible to move from the natural size of the sample to a 1000-fold magnification, at which cells and even subcellular details can be seen on an interactive multitouch display table.
Here’s a video that shows how the Multitouch Microsope is used:
So, essentiallly, the slide is scanned, onto the hard drive of the computer, and projected onto a MultiTouch screen.
Ah, to be a medical student again, and to be able to better understand those pesky small vision field of a microsope!!