Foldscope, a Paper Microscope to Help Diagnose Disease
Innovator: Manu Prakash
Title: Assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University
Form and function: A pocket-size microscope for diagnosing diseases in the developing world. Parts—lenses included—are laid out on a single sheet that can be perforated and folded to assemble the instrument. Approximate cost to manufacture: $1.