Throughout the project we pursued and experimented with multiple imaging approaches. On the final version of AROMA we used the brightfield motility imaging approach, corresponding to Approach A , presented on the left hand side. Furthermore we present a possible improvement of this brightfield approach, namely a lensless microscope which would come at a reduced height and cost but so far does not provide enough resolution yet. For our luminescence approach B we also created an imaging solutionshown on the right. Although the requirements are pretty different for all of those three imaging approaches, the hardware implementation is always based on our modular imaging casing system and the same imaging chip.
|3D Parts Used||Optical Elements Used|
|2x 10cm, 5cm, 1cm section||Thorlabs 8x 10cm rods|
|Thorlabs top and bottom adapter||Thorlabs Rod Connector CP02/M|
|Microfluidic chip case||Tube Lens - f=200mm plano convex LA1708|
|Filter section||Object Lens - f=25.4mm plano convex LA 1951|
|Top LED section||Bright LED (LED-CO) Distrelec|
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