App can now detect malaria within seconds
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Professors and Researchers at and researchers of the Institute of Engineering and Management, Salt Lake (IIEMS) with technical support from Indian Institute of Science Engineering and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur on Wednesday claimed that they had successfully developed a device tentatively named Centaur and smartphone application, which could help in the detection of malaria within seconds and at a rate much lower than the prevailing charges for a regular pathological test.

The device which costs Rs 70 needs to be attached to a camera-enabled smartphone and then a drop of blood of the person undergoing the test should be put onto the provided slot on the device. A picture of the blood drop should be taken by the camera and then with the help of the relevant app should be uploaded and sent to a remote testing facility where it will be accurately tested and an accurate report will be sent back within 10 seconds.

once the device gets an approval and recognition by the authorities, it could be used to detect and monitor patients with suspected malaria in far-flung villages where there are no or very few pathological units...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-app-can-now-detect-malaria-within-seconds-2553937
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