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Using Your iPhone Camera To Detect Diseases – Amazing Tech

I’m aware that that headline is ambiguous and I’m also aware that most of you know I’ve been unwell recently, so perhaps that helped me tune into this brand new app called Uchek. Quite remarkably it is an app that will test your urine sample, don’t worry you don’t have to bring the two into direct contact. How it works is that you produce a urine sample into a suitable container, then using a specially developed color-coded urinalysis strip, you dip that into the sample, next you take a photograph of the results and the app will then analyze it.

There are twenty five diseases that Uchek can detect, including urinary tract infection, pre-eclampsia, diabetes, it also measures levels of glucose (which is probably part of the diabetes detection), proteins, ketones and many more. Wired reported that out of 1,200 sample tests, the app proved more accurate than humans in interpreting the color-coded strips.

This app has not received final approval from Apple yet and an Android version is also in the works. When it is approved, the app will cost $0.99/£0.69 and the color-coded strips will retail for $20 a packet.

This really is break-through technology and I was so pleased to learn about this today. Just imagine how this could develop in the future.





Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]

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