Demonstration of Foldscope – Paper Microscope

Dr. Jim Cybulski, President/ CEO, Co-Inventor, Foldscope Instruments and Ms. Sophia Zhuang, GM, Foldscope Instruments demonstrated the Foldscope – paper microscope.

Mr. B. G. Gurupadaswamy, Registrar/ Chief Engineer, Dr. P. S. Rao, Director (Technical), and other ACIWRM officers, experts from ATREE, Bengaluru and Gubbi Labs, Tumakuru were present during the demonstration.

Foldscope is the ultra-affordable, paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be extremely portable, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes (magnification of 140X and 2-micron resolution), Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places. Foldscope was invented by Manu Prakash and Jim Cybulski  at Stanford University.

Application of Foldscope in Water Resources Sector was discussed.