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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...
02-27-2013, 12:04 PM #1
UCheck - Affordable Urinalysis on The Go
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.
02-27-2013, 01:19 PM #2
That's a pretty big rip off you can just buy your own reagent strips and on the tube it usually comes with the possibly colour outcomes.
Smart of them to do, but highly wasteful.
02-27-2013, 02:26 PM #3
I imagine this isn't being marketed at the consumer, but at hospitals and labs, etc. Spending $99 on an iPhone app is a lot cheaper than $10000 on a scanning machine.
02-27-2013, 02:30 PM #4
So just to be clear....I do NOT apply urine directly to the idevice??
Because I felt like doing that every day before the 6.1 jailbreak
02-27-2013, 02:31 PM #5
Well, if you thought the iPhone was bad before the jailbreak, imagine what it would be like if it was covered in urine - unless you're in to that sort of thing...
02-27-2013, 02:34 PM #6
Dude, I put that thing on my face!! ~Raj Koothrappali
02-27-2013, 03:53 PM #7
Every medical lab tech learns by looking at the colours first and not until a clinical rotation do you ever use something automated.
Hospitals use "scanning machines" because they can put in several patient's reagent strips, which are reported the computer, and then the tech reports it out.
I would just buy them myself from Amazon they're only seventeen dollars.
05-10-2013, 06:29 AM #8