Disease Diagnosis with a Mobile, Redux

Posted by SushmitaNY on Aug 20, 2009

Newsweek recently did a story on this discovery entitled Dial "D" for Diagnosis. The story makes the connection to what we reported on ealier:  the potential of mobile tech for disease diagnosis.

This potentially socially transforming technology was the result of a challenge to a class of Biomedical Engineering graduate students at University of California, Berkeley, by Professor Daniel Fletcher.

He asked the students to respond to an imaginary scenario: You are hiking in a remote village where an unknown infectious disease is spreading. What could you build with only a camera cell phone and a backpack of lenses that might help identify the disease?  The product: the Cellscope (please bear with the intro advert) and here is the YouTube video.



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