Duke University and 3rd Stone Design.
The Pocket Colposcope is a handheld microscope and imaging device for the cervix.
The Pocket Colposcope is a handheld microscope and imaging device for the cervix developed by biomedical researchers at Duke University and 3rd Stone Design.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Health care workers and women who suffer from cervix cancer.
This product is currently in the prototyping phase and not yet manufactured at scale.
The designers have not yet selected their user provision model.
Pocket colposcope is consist of a probe, USB cord, camera, light, focus slider, and shutter button. The product weighs less than 1 kg. The device enables healthcare providers to optically zoom in and capture acetic acid, Lugol’s iodine, and vascular images (green light imaging) by pressing a button with their thumb. Images taken with the Pocket Colposcope are transmitted instantly to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
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Replaceable components include the probe of the product.
Designer specified performance targets include: lightweight, portable, and low-cost.
The level of agreement between the Pocket Colposcope and the standard-of-care colposcope was 75.0% (kappa = 0.4000, p = 0.0028, n = 24).
Testing has been completed by Duke, KCMC (Peru), and La Liga (Tanzania).
Potential hazards related to the operation of this product include hygiene and electric leakage.
Christopher, T., Marlee, S., Jennifer, E., et al., 2015, Design of a Novel Low Cost Point of Care Tampon (POCkeT) Colposcope for Use in Resource Limited Settings. Plos One.
Mercy, N., Anish, S., Usamah, C., et al., 2018, Development of Algorithms for Automated Detection of Cervical Pre-Cancers With a Low-Cost, Point-of-Care, Pocket Colposcope. IEEE, pp. 2306-2318.
Jenna, L., Elizbeth, A., Christoper, T., et al., 2017, International Image Concordance Study to Compare a Point of Care Tampon Colposcope to a Standard-of-Care Colposcope. HHS Public Access, 21, pp. 112-119.
The product is certified by US FDA and complies to standards for colposcope. The regulation and testing includes electrical safety and essential performance requirements, electromagnetic compatibility, software verification and validation testing.
The product is evaluated by comparing with standard of care colposcope and pathology in certified third-party health care centers.
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