Mobile app uses light sensor to diagnose malaria

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Taking only 60 seconds to run the test, the Matibabu mobile application is non-invasive and sends results directly to the patient’s doctor. Once a user sets up an account, all of their malaria health history will be available in one place. The phone’s GPS location will be recorded each time a test is taken, making it easier to track sources of infection. The app also provides general preventive information and a sound-based mosquito repellent that can be turned on or off as desired. The test works by passing light through a patient’s finger. If the sensor picks up a change…

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