Engineers Develop New Smartphone Accessory that can Detect syphilis or HIV

February 5, 2015 1:33 PM

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Engineers Develop New Smartphone Accessory that can Detect syphilis or HIV

Engineers at Columbia University have developed a new smartphone accessory that can detect three markers for sexually transmitted diseases by just pricking a finger.

According to the engineers, the dongle consumes minimum 15 minutes to let know if a person has either syphilis or HIV. The researchers in Rwanda, has tested the contraption and at Rwanda mother-to-child STD transmission is high.

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