Smart­phone Ac­ces­sory Di­ag­noses HIV and AIDS

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Bio­med­i­cal en­gi­neers at Columbia Uni­ver­sity have cre­ated a smart­phone ac­ces­sory and app that ac­cu­rately di­ag­noses HIV and AIDS, and costs un­der $35 per unit to pro­duce. The palm­sized ac­ces­sory plugs into the smart­phone's au­dio jack as a power source and to trans­fer data. It pro­cesses blood sam­ples in less than 15 min­utes, de­liv­er­ing the re­sults to the smart­phone app. While still seek­ing reg­u­la­tory ap­proval, its mak­ers hope it will slow the spread of dis­ease in Africa and other de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

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