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iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

Posted by on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in News, .

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for proteins in the urine indicating infection, another for bacteria in water and the like. Add the bodily fluid you want to test, take a picture with your smart phone, and a special app lets you know if there’s a problem or not.

That’s what electrical engineer Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and her students developed in her lab, combining their research on low-cost, nanostructured thin films with a device most American adults already own. “The novelty lies in the simplicity of the basic idea, and the only costly component is the smart phone,” Weiss said.

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