From India, app checks urine to detect presence of diseases

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Startups in the health industry are quickly realizing how useful smartphones can be for getting a quick diagnosis of conditions like anaemia and malaria. A new app called uChek is now making it possible for anyone to check their urine for signs of a number of different diseases. Created by Mumbai-based Biosense and presented at the TED 2013 conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, the app aims to replace the non-mobile and expensive machines that are currently used to scan the chemical strips used for patients' urine samples, which can cost up to USD 10,000 per device. Customers purchasing…

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