Revolution in Microscopy:The Invention of Multi Touch Microscope


The rate of advancements in technology is increasing every day. Scientists are trying to develop such ways as to make lives easier and more comfortable. Nearly every field is bringing new ways of improvement. And this is no way ending.  This era brought with it much new advancement but what is remarkable is the fact that how rapidly they have been evolved and equally adapted. On of such amazing invention is Microscope which was actually invented in the 1620s and after that, a lot has been improved in it. But this year, something extraordinary was brought forward and this was Multi Touch Microscope.

Researchers of Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland were able to use this technology to revolutionize Microscope. This new Multi Touch Microscope has a 46-inch screen and is named as ‘’iPad on steroids’’.  Apart from this, it can magnify images up to 100 times. The screen can easily be used with bare hands and with one swipe, magnification can be altered.

It relieves the headache of fixing the slides in the microscope and then changing lenses and making adjustments. This is all done in an automatic way. One just has to introduce the slide. After that everything can be done on the touch screen. Also, since it is multi-touch, a number of hands can have access to it at that same time. It has changed all the conventional methods of use of a microscope.

Multi Touch Microscope

Many researchers are of the opinion that this Multi Touch Microscope can really help especially in the teaching field. Along with it, many people are in the favor of introducing this technology to the primary level so that students can easily get benefit from it. Though it will take some time.

The researchers are still working their best to further bring changes in it. They are aiming to make it so much user-friendly that it can be used by common people through their smartphones. It is no easy task yet the way we are witnessing advancements in technology at such a rapid rate, it will be no surprise when our tiny phones could be used as microscopes!

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