Hardware and software medical applications are increasingly being developed for smartphones. This one is a convenient mini-laboratory powered by a smartphone. As reported in MedCity News:
Although molecular diagnostic devices tend to be expensive, Biomeme figured out how to build one that uses a smartphone and sells for roughly $1,000. In addition to STD testing…it’s developing tests for dengue fever, yellow fever, and malaria, among others.
One of the interesting things about the company is how wide the applications are for healthcare sectors and beyond. It currently has 10 partnerships with groups in agriculture, environmental monitoring, along with military uses.