Researchers in Columbia University, New York City develop a smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis in just a matter of 15 minutes.
This device is the first smartphone accessory that replicates the functions of a laboratory-based blood test. It can detect infectious diseases through a finger prick blood test.
The device was tested in Rwanda. Compared to the results of the standard enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or ELISA testing, it was found out to have nearly accurate results. The smartphone test has a sensitivity of 92 to 100 percent and had a specificity of 79 to 100 percent.