Manu Prakash — A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.


Manu Prakash
Physicist, inventor
Manu Prakash is on a mission to bring radical new technology to global health. Full bio

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Manu Prakash describes the intricate approach he and his team at Stanford use to print and fold paper microscopes.

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