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Turning Smartphones Into Go-Anywhere Medical Devices

Aydogan Ozcan is an associate professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work focuses on lens-free computational microscopy, and he has developed a way to put microanalysis tools on a cellphone - enabling healthcare workers to accurately diagnose and treat patients outside of a traditional hospital setting. Ozcan discusses how telemedicine technologies like cellphone microscopy can help bring down healthcare costs.