Issue Date: August 11, 2014
Handheld Analyzer Provides Lab-Like Capabilities For Only $25
A mobile electrochemical detector called uMED can test for a variety of molecular-level health or environmental indicators and then use any cell phone on any cellular network to transmit results for remote analysis and diagnosis. The device, which costs about $25, could give people in resource-limited areas the ability to perform tests typically carried out by expensive laboratory electrochemical instruments.
Developed by George M. Whitesides of Harvard University and coworkers, uMED . . .
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