Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A microscope with a gigantic multitouch display

 The multitouch microscope is an innovation developed by researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) in collaboration with MultiTouch, a Finnish company.

 The innovation is based on two technologies created in Finland: virtual microscopy and a giant-size multitouch display. Traditional microscopes can only be used to examine a small part of a sample, says Johan Lundin. A virtual microscope can be used to create a comprehensive montage of the sample. The montage can consist of as many as 50,000 images. The result is an entirely new way of performing microscopy: by touching a table- or wall-sized screen the user can navigate and zoom within a microscope sample in the same way as in a conventional microscope.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihaM3DvyUHE

 Source: http://www.fimm.fi/en/news/gigantic_multitouch_displays_become_microscopes/

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