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Diagnose your kid's ear infection with your iPhone

Meet the Oto Home, a portable otoscope that attaches to your iPhone's camera to send a video of your kid's ear to a licensed physician for a cheaper diagnosis.

By December 18, 2014


Sensor promises disease detection with naked eye

Low-cost color-coded sensor out of the U.K. could let doctors in developing countries detect the presence of viruses including HIV at a glance.

By October 31, 2012


CellScope aims to diagnose, monitor diseases in developing world

The gadget turns a regular mobile phone into a microscope for places where scientific instruments run in short supply.

By April 9, 2009


CellScope aims to solve sickness in developing world, wins Intel contest

The CellScope could make a huge difference to treatment of the sick in the developing world -- and it all starts with the humble mobile phone

By April 9, 2009


How your cell phone can diagnose disease

An engineer at UCLA combines cell phones and $10 worth of hardware with software he developed to create next-gen microscopes that are affordable and portable.

By November 9, 2009


If a mosquito bites in Sub-Saharan Africa, grab your cell phone

The CellScope might revolutionize the speed and ease with which we diagnose and screen for malaria, tuberculosis, and more.

By August 4, 2009


Cell phone microscope now works under fluorescent light

CellScope, a microscope camera made by pairing a cell phone and a special lens, is now powerful enough to capture images of bacteria labeled with fluorescent markers.

By July 21, 2009