Improving optics and illumination for smartphone-attached magnifier

The objective of this project is to design and build a new prototype device attachable to a smartphone camera employing a novel method of illumination to enable acquiring high quality images of the skin without surface contact. By replacing the precise optical and lighting components currently used in the company’s existing product MoleScope, this design will allow manufacturing a new device at considerably lower cost. The new device also requires a universal attachment system for several different smartphones, as the camera is located in different positions on every model. The intern will employ knowledge of optics and engineering to build a working prototype, and the partner organization will benefit from the prototype product and be able to conduct manufacturing based on the intern’s work.

Faculty Supervisor:

Lorne Whitehead


Sepideh Khosravi Simchi


MetaOptima Technology Inc.


Physics / Astronomy




University of British Columbia



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