What is it about?

We built a low-cost device using LEGO, simple electronics, and 3D-printed components to measure biological samples such as muscle tissue, blood, and insects. We can measure the 3D shape, the spectra, the polarization states, and the scatter angles of the samples.

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Why is it important?

Advanced biophotonics equipment remains inaccessible for research groups in lower-income regions, secondary education students, and hobbyists. This limits hands-on learning opportunities and prevents applied research teams from tackling local issues.

Perspectives

Replicating this instrument in a workshop in Ghana allowed me to collaborate with brilliant scientists across the globe, where each research group has access to identical cutting-edge instrumentation.

Hampus Månefjord
Lunds Universitet

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This page is a summary of: A biophotonic platform for quantitative analysis in the spatial, spectral, polarimetric, and goniometric domains, Review of Scientific Instruments, November 2022, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/5.0095133.
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