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A Beautiful At-Home Medical Device That Cuts Out Trips to the Doctor


News » Technology/Innovation
Nigeria

17th June 2014

The iPhone has enabled all sorts of crazy interactions, but a new device called Cue could be the first iOS accessory that uses boogers as a primary user input. The tabletop analyzer brings the power of a medical laboratory into the home and allows people to test their levels of testosterone, inflammation, vitamin D, and fertility with small amounts of blood, saliva, or nasal swabs.

The designers say that this three inch cube provides analytical precision substantially equivalent to the results produced by massive and expensive desktop lab equipment. Tests that were previously only available through a doctor’s office now can be administered at the bedside of a sick child or following a workout at the gym.

USING A SPECIAL CARTRIDGE IT CAN EVEN DIAGNOSE THE FLU WITHOUT A TRIP TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE.

Tseting is simple. Bodily fluids are collected on pristine white strips which are inserted into disposable, color-coded microfluidic cartridges. The cartridges are then analyzed by the Cue and results are displayed through an iPhone app.

Unlike quantified self gadgets that merely record steps or crudely measure sleep, Cue provides actionable feedback based on hard biometric data. If Cue detects a vitamin D deficiency, it’ll add an outdoor walk to the user’s calendar. If it detects biomarkers for inflammation, recipes for soothing smoothies are presented. Using a special cartridge it can even diagnose the flu without a trip to the doctor’s office–though it can’t yet provide a note.

Article Credit: Wired

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