"The optical diagnosis of tissue or blood samples is time-consuming and requires a great deal of experience, even in routine processes such as malaria analysis, which is performed more than 200 million times a year worldwide. At first glance, the newly developed light microscope differs from its traditional relatives by the absence of the eyepiece and the compact, formally reduced design. Standard components from mechanical engineering and optics work inside, but the actual innovation remains invisible. Thanks to artificial intelligence based on cloud-based deep learning, the microscope evaluates the samples independently."
„The design underlines the new technological approach of the microscope: The black, reduced housing follows the formal characteristics of a consumer rather than a laboratory device. Because it is transparent, it allows insights into its inner structure and is not a black box. In addition, the clear design language visualizes the simple handling of the device.”
You can find out more about the award here: Focus Open Design Award homepage.