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Scientists Hack Cellphone to Analyze Blood, Detect Disease, Help Developing Nations

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posted on Dec, 26 2008 @ 03:40 AM
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Scientists Hack Cellphone to Analyze Blood, Detect Disease, Help Developing Nations


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A new MacGyver-esque cellphone hack could bring cheap, on-the-spot disease detection to even the most remote villages on the planet. Using only an LED, plastic light filter and some wires, scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute have modded a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of monitoring HIV, malaria, leukemia and detecting diseases.
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posted on Dec, 26 2008 @ 03:40 AM
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This sounds to be a cool new device. There are some points that still need to be noted. It sill does require a blood sample. Second it is dependent on the customized software. So the accuracy of the device will be only as good as what the software thinks it is seeing. I think this will be good for a fast, in the field check, but the human element will still be needed in the end.

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