Columbia University Study Reveals New Mobile Device Dongle Which Can Diagnose STDs

February 9, 2015 5:46 AM

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Columbia University Study Reveals New Mobile Device Dongle Which Can Diagnose STDs

Mobile apps are a big deal. Every industry in the world is looking for ways to quantify a mobile app and the medical diagnosis industry is no different. And with that, Columbia University engineers have announced a new mobile dongle which works with your smart phone to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases.

Lead study author Samuel Sia comments “If you can start to bring core health services to the smartphone beyond just measuring the heart rate — like blood tests — then you’re going to start seeing a pretty fundamental shift in the health-care system.”

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