Biomedical engineering students help advance digital microscope technology
Biomedical engineering students Brandon Buscaglia and Marcus D’Aguiar are helping physicians see the invisible. The undergraduates developed a motorized stage and tracking prototype that works in conjunction with digital microscopes. The students’ ideas are being incorporated into a company’s tech offerings today, providing the potential to make an impact in health care applications tomorrow.
Their work developing the imaging system is a needed adjunct to current digital microscopes. Intended to be a cost-effective alternative to similar technology priced upwards of half a million dollars or more, the prototype would sit atop a microscope connecting both the stage, where specimen slides are placed, and a computer.