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Proposal Number: 6966

Domain: Healthcare

Theme(s): Point of care diagnostic tests and surveillance systems for common non-communicable and Infectious diseases

Supporting Central Government Agency: Indian Council of Medical Research

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 106.06

Principal Investigator: Manabendra Chandra

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Co-Investigators:
Saravanan Matheshwaran ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Raju K Gupta ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Tanmoy Maiti ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Manish Kulkarni ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Arnab Bhattacharya ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Anindita Gayen ,Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Dr. Sutapa Mondal ,Indian Institute of Technology

Domain: Healthcare

Project Title

A Smartphone-Based Dark-Field Microscope for Point of Care (POC) Diagnosis of Blood-Cell Disorders in Lethal Diseases

Project Images

Image Caption:The utility of the proposed device

Web Abstract

The objective of the proposed research is to develop a dark-field microscopy-based smartphone attachment for accurate, quantitative and rapid diagnosis of human-blood samples.  The proposed inexpensive device will have resolution comparable to laboratory microscopes and will work with just a finger-prick volume of unstained blood-cells. A downloadable and user-friendly custom app, which will guide any non-technical user in performing blood-test and analyzing the results step-by-step, will be designed. Abnormalities in number, size, shape, color-intensity of blood cells, and presence of target cells, fungi & parasites will be detected and the related diseases will be diagnosed through data mining. Our proposed device will help people in quick blood-analysis and diagnosis of various diseases like leukemia, sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia, dengue, malaria etc.