Fold Scope: A Low-Cost Magnification Device and Its Applications in Various Fields

  • Vanita D. JadhavEmail author
  • Jayant D. Bokefode
  • Ajinkya K. Ghodake
  • Onkar N. Borade
  • Abhishek S. Gidvir
Conference paper


Foldscope can be used in various disciplines like material science, physics, chemistry and life science such as biology and cell biology. In this paper, we present the applications of foldscope which can be used by everyone for various research as well as development purpose. We describe the experimental way by implementing foldscope on different applications which people can refer to learn how to use the Foldscope. We have displayed the results using a sophisticated camera in our case a mobile phone camera. People can similarly use imaging devices to show the effect and learn life at a microscopic level more precisely. We have used this foldscope in Food testing and nutrition, Sanitary care, Environment control and in the Agricultural field. We have also shown the use of foldscope in the educational field.


Foldscope Origami-based paper microscope Education 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for providing a fund for this research and express sincere gratitude towards James Cybulski, James Clements and Manu Prakash for designing and providing Foldscope.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanita D. Jadhav
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jayant D. Bokefode
    • 1
  • Ajinkya K. Ghodake
    • 1
  • Onkar N. Borade
    • 1
  • Abhishek S. Gidvir
    • 1
  1. 1.SVERI’s College of Engineering, PandharpurSolapur UniversitySolapurIndia

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