Last year Myshkin Ingawale, co-founder of Biosense, created portable and needle-less anemia screener called ToucHb. This year at TED the company showed off UChek, a new affordable urinalysis app.
Urine tests are far more accurate on scanning machines than test strips have ever been, however, the biggest problem is that these machines can cost over $10,000, with limited compatibility with different types of chemical strips.
Ignawale’s UChek app tries to take this approach in a much more affordable way; a picture is taken of the strip with a smartphone and then quickly analyzed. The results produced are accurate and easy-to-understand which is quite a step forward from simply visually looking at a strip and without the cost of the scanning machine.
The app will cost whopping $99 when available in the AppStore and with an extra $20 will you can get a packet of chemical strips and a color-coded map for testing.
“We all have two things, cell phones and urine,” Ignawale explained at TED. “We figured we had to be able to do something with this.”
The app is currently still being tested and is awaiting AppStore approval.