EnLightenment: High resolution smartphone microscopy as an educational and public engagement platform

@article{Wicks2017EnLightenmentHR,
  title={EnLightenment: High resolution smartphone microscopy as an educational and public engagement platform},
  author={L. C. Wicks and Gemma S Cairns and Jacob Melnyk and Scott Bryce and R. Duncan and P. Dalgarno},
  journal={Wellcome Open Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={2}
}
  • L. C. Wicks, Gemma S Cairns, +3 authors P. Dalgarno
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Wellcome Open Research
  • We developed a simple, cost-effective smartphone microscopy platform for use in educational and public engagement programs. We demonstrated its effectiveness, and potential for citizen science through a national imaging initiative, EnLightenment. The cost effectiveness of the instrument allowed for the program to deliver over 500 microscopes to more than 100 secondary schools throughout Scotland, targeting 1000’s of 12-14 year olds. Through careful, quantified, selection of a high power, low… CONTINUE READING
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