Scientists have developed a new device which enables your smartphone's camera to read your cholesterol level instantly — by simply clicking a selfie.
The gadget eliminates the need for clumsy home cholesterol-testing devices. Cornell University engineers claim the Smartphone Cholesterol Application for Rapid Diagnostics (' smart-CARD' ) could save lives — by reading out cholesterol level in about a minute.
Thanks to advanced, sophisticated camera technology , the team created the smartphone accessory that optically detects bio-markers in a drop of blood, sweat or saliva. A newly developed application then discerns the results using colour analysis, they said.
When a drop of blood is put on the cholesterol test strip, it processes the blood through separation steps and chemical reactions. The strip is ready for colorimetric analysis by the smartphone app. The app studies the strip and the results appear on your phone.