Remote Controlling and Monitoring of Microscopic Slides

Microscopic Slides Remote Controlling

  • Ghulam Mustafa PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Karachi-75280, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Tahir Qadri Department of Electronics Engineering, Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Umar Daraz Pathological Department of Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: pathology, remote monitoring, microscope, motor control, LabVIEW, Arduino, teamviewer


Remotely controlled microscopic slide was designed using especial Graphical User Interface (GUI) which interfaces the user at remote location with the real microscope using site and the user can easily view and control the slide present on the microscopes stage. Precise motors have been used to allow the movement in all the three dimensions required by a pathologist. The pathologist can easily access these slides from any remote location and so the physical presence of the pathologist is now made easy. This invention would increase the health care efficiency by reducing the time and cost of diagnosis, making it very easy to get the experts opinion and supporting the pathologist to relocate himself for his work. The microscope is controlled with computer with an attractive Graphical User Interface (GUI), through which a pathologist can easily monitor, control and record the image of a slide. The pathologist can now do his work regardless of his location, time, cost and physically presence of lab equipment. The technology will help the specialist in
viewing the patients slide from any location in the world. He would be able to monitor and control the stage. This will also help the pathological laboratories in getting opinion from senior pathologist who are present at any far location in the world. This system also reduces the life risks of the patients.