Medicine does not stand still – now to determine syphilis and HIV is “taught” by smartphones.
Scientists have created an accessory for a mobile phone, which is capable of detecting infectious diseases by markers of blood from a finger. The accessory is connected to a ordinary smartphone.
In order to pass the diagnosis, you need only one drop of capillary blood, and the study takes no more than 15 minutes.
Such a device is well suited for developing countries, where infectious diseases are very common and almost not controlled by health authorities. This innovative device is small in size, in order to make the analysis, disposable receivers and reagents are required, there is no need to use any other consumables. The most important thing is that the device is very easy to use and anyone can master it. In just half an hour, the staff of a regular hospital learned to conduct a blood test, and 97% of patients responded positively about the innovation.
By the way, the cost of the device is only 34 dollars, whereas for the equipment of a full-fledged laboratory it might take at least $ 15,000.