Modern cellphones have been modified to hold a camera sensor which diagnoses Malaria and helps to monitor the HIV virus among patients, says head of Bio and Nano Photonics Labratory at UCLA.
Dr Adogan Ozcan says it only takes 5 minutes for the phone to send a text blood test results. He says each cell has a unique shadow, and that the mobile uses it’s photos option to take a picture of the shadows found in a blood sample.
The optics expert says he believes this technology would be helpful. And that globally most HIV patients don’t have the resources to draw blood and send it a central lab to get an analysis.