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October 14, 2011

Modified iPhone Can Detect Blood Disorders

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by Stephen Cass, Technology Review

The device could mean better and faster diagnoses for patients in poor countries.

A cheap lens that enables a cell phone’s camera to discern the shapes of cells in a blood sample could make it easier to diagnose conditions such as sickle-cell anemia in places without medical infrastructure. The system was developed at the University of California, Davis, and is designed to allow field workers to photograph blood samples from patients, and then send the micrographs to doctors via the cellular network for interpretation.

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