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Revista Cubana de Informática Médica

On-line version ISSN 1684-1859


TORRES LEYVA, Michel et al. Support Facilitator for Taking Microscopic Images with Digital Devices. RCIM [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, e05. ISSN 1684-1859.


The rapid evolution of technology causes rapid obsolescence of equipment, which is a disadvantage given the traditional equipment that we have in our laboratory. Techniques such as digital image processing have expanded their purpose towards the improvement of acquired images and the search for information in them.


To evaluate a facilitating support for the taking of microscopic images with digital mobile devices.


A technological innovation research conducted in the period October-December 2017, in the laboratories of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of Medical Sciences of Santiago de Cuba was developed.


We propose the generation of a tool that supports the coupling of a digital device for taking images. The tool allows the processing, storage and analysis of microscopic images, for the creation of a digital database for academic use by the personnel of the area of biomedical basic sciences, which will also serve as a means to facilitate the study of tissues to the Medicine students. From the economic point of view, the integration of images in the information systems would imply a significant reduction of costs.


The advantages of mobile devices for the digitalization of images are exploited. These devices can be adapted to microscopes and generate products that allow easy viewing and storage process, being accessible and easy to use. It will facilitate the development of investigations in the field of histology.

Keywords : Basic sciences; technological innovation; digital imaging with mobile devices.

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