Is it true ? Mobile cameras can diagnose disease.

@Gany15k (1674)
India
February 23, 2010 11:46pm CST
I just read this in a PC magazine.If it is true then the people have done a great work in developing the technology. Many regions of the developing world exist in a strange technological limbo.In South Africa a region hard hit by malaria,tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS- might be able to contact top medical experts and yet have no way to apply their knowledge. Researches at the university of California at Berkeley are bridging the gap between Cellscope,a microscope that attaches to a camera-equipped cell phone and produces two kinds of imaging,called bright fields and fluorescence microscopy. Scientists have demonstrated the cellscope's potential in 2 types.They have used white light to image the RBC and the parasite that causes malaria.They have also used LED to identify tuberculosis bacteria. I don't know much about the terms used.But the technology is developing new ideas. The tests were conducts using 3.2 MP cell phone.They said it will improved further in 2010. Hope it will be useful to all of us.Great work by the people.I wonder what and all new things like this will come in future.Everything will be good if they do good to us.Hope the technologies will ! What you think about this ?
4 responses
@phoenix8606 (4977)
24 Feb 10
hi! I don't believe it is true just because it sounds really unbelievable! this must be some really cool technology, but how can they do that. i really don't think it is possible :(
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@kaylachan (4775)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Feb 10
Now that's a new one. Apparently the pros and cons weren't properally weighed before someone posted that article. I don't really believe a lot of what I read. When, and if it makes it into actual doctor's offices, then I'll take it into consideration, but seeing as its published in some article in some magazine i'm not sure what to think. When it it comes to facts it can be difficult to disirn what is reality, and what is personal opinion of the author of said article.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Feb 10
You hear so much about the bad effects of technology, it's nice to hear about one of the good ones!
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
24 Feb 10
Ya it is nice.But this is something great I think.Using the camera to diagnose disease ! Really great.I'm getting more interested in technologies.Hope I also will build another world.Lol!!!!!
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
24 Feb 10
I really have no idea. But i will have a look at it. Other than all the other problems that can be solved.