Monday, December 22, 2008

Another Function For Your Cellphone?

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 have modded a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of detecting HIV, malaria and other illnesses.

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I am sure your reaction now would fall somewhere between the range of incredulous-ness and amazement. For me, I am not sure how accurate will the test results be or how feasible the plan is, but so far, it seems like a pretty cool invention.

Just imagine a possibility, in the future, doctors wouldn't need to send blood samples to labs for testing. Just need to wave their cellphones (erm how do they work by the way?) and voila instant results! haha.

Let's see how it will turn out, shall we?

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