Images of Research: Innovation for the global good

Miniaturised imaging: the bigger picture

Category: Digital connections

A hand holding a small 3D manufactured micro optic next to a laser shining through a small glass rectangular tube

3D printing pushes the boundaries of what is possible in prototyping and miniaturised fabrication. In this research, we aim to use 3D printing and active micro optics to create next-generation, miniaturised biomedical imaging systems. With advanced functionality and sizeably reduced production costs compared to current commercial products, they have the potential to unlock new research avenues, addressing global health challenges such as infectious disease research in developing countries.

Entrant: Ralf Bauer , Electronic And Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Ralf Bauer

Funding: Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship (GCRF) RF1516/15/8


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