The Aids testing kit that plugs into a smartphone

The Aids testing kit that plugs into a smartphone

A mini laboratory connected to the smartphone that in just 15 minutes detects if you’ve got AIDS or other STDs, such as syphilis. It is an accessory developed by the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the Columbia University. A kit made up of a device to obtain a finger prick blood, a plastic collector to collect it and a microfluidic chip to analyse the sample. The entire device has then to be connected to the smartphone that, thanks to an application executes the blood test in just a quarter of an hour. A small scientific revolution both from the social point of view because it could be very useful especially in developing countries and from the economic one since the average cost to produce it is $ 34.

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