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Microfluidic in Augmented Reality

A tiny chip with the same capabilities as a full-size laboratory?

That’s the science of Microfluidics, also known as “Lab-on-a-chip.”

Advances in the field are supporting huge strides in point-of-care diagnostics.

Employing droplet-based micro fluidics, extremely small, often-rare liquid samples are broken down into millions of droplets which can be tested individually.

By using your smartphone or tablet, you can download a complimentary augmented reality app to see this microfluidic device in action, analyzing DNA.

Step 1: Download and install the UC Irvine Samueli School of Engineering APP.

Step 2: Download the target image at or use the magazine trigger.

Step 3: Point your smartphone or tablet at this back cover image.

Step 4: Watch the microfluidic device’s amazing process by using your smartphone to rotate and zoom around this back cover image.