Via Scoop.it – internetbillboards
The virtual ink had barely dried on our story about the Skin Scan app for diagnosing melanoma when we received word of another, equally compelling mobile diagnostic tool. Focusing this time on the millions of people at risk from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world, Lifelens is a project that has created a smartphone app to diagnose the insidious, mosquito-borne disease.
More than one million people die each year from Malaria, and roughly 85 percent of them are children under the age of 5, the Lifelens project notes. The most prevalent diagnostic tool, meanwhile, is the rapid diagnostic test (RDT), which is known to be associated with a 60 percent incidence rate of false positive results.
That, in turn, results in the treatment of many people who don’t actually have Malaria, driving up the costs of anti-Malaria treatment significantly. The Lifelens project, …
- Smart-phone malaria test may wind up a catalyst (sfgate.com)
- Disease-Detecting Apps – The Lifelens App Detects Malaria Before It Turns Deadly (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Harvard student builds a mobile app to detect malaria (geek.com)
- End Malaria by 2015! (0cyn0.wordpress.com)
- Random Cool Technology: LifeLens Smartphone Microscope (geardiary.com)
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