Optical Technologies for Improving Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings: introduction to the feature issue.

Journal Article (Journal Article;introduction)

This feature issue of Biomedical Optics Express presents a cross-section of interesting and emerging work of relevance to optical technologies in low-resource settings. In particular, the technologies described here aim to address challenges to meeting healthcare needs in resource-constrained environments, including in rural and underserved areas. This collection of 18 papers includes papers on both optical system design and image analysis, with applications demonstrated for ex vivo and in vivo use. All together, these works portray the importance of global health research to the scientific community and the role that optics can play in addressing some of the world's most pressing healthcare challenges.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bowden, AK; Durr, NJ; Erickson, D; Ozcan, A; Ramanujam, N; Jacques, PV

Published Date

  • June 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 3091 - 3094

PubMed ID

  • 32637243

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7316015

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2156-7085

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2156-7085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/boe.397698


  • eng