Hacked cell phone blood analyzer

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Lensfree Ultrawide-field Cell-monitoring Array platform based on Shadow or LUCAS for short is an amazing new hack by a researcher at UCLA. This quick little hack involving only some wire, a filter, and an LED might revolutionize blood testing. This hacked camera replaces a unit that is usually the size of a refrigerator and very expensive to run. This is a pretty amazing achievement and should serve as inspiration for hackers all everywhere.

[thanks to everyone who sent us this link]

9 thoughts on “Hacked cell phone blood analyzer

  1. It would be nice if the summary would mention that it is for detecting diseases, etc. However even after reading the article, I still have no idea WHICH diseases it detects…

  2. @ supernova_hq:
    Well then you obviously can’t read , it mentions two … back to school!

    Be nice to have some more info tho – I’d find it hard to believe the phone can run the software as these things usually require some number-crunching power, but if it doesn’t why’re they using a phone?

    Some more info, but not a lot, here:

    http://www.medica.de/cipp/md_medica/custom/pub/content,lang,2/oid,25644/ticket,g_u_e_s_t/local_lang,2/~/Blood_Analysis_With_a_Cell_Phone.html

  3. Am I the only one thinking these guys jumped the gun going public here? Anything that involves a modded cellphone camera is obvious in the very early stages of development. I would have hung on to this idea a bit longer and produced a proper prototype.

  4. “I’d find it hard to believe the phone can run the software as these things usually require some number-crunching power, but if it doesn’t why’re they using a phone?”

    If only there was some commonly available device which had a camera attached and was capable of transmitting data over large distances!

    Man, someone should invent that.

  5. the software doesn’t run on the phone, it runs on a pc. they did produce a prototype, two others actually – besides the phone, so I guess that is three. just follow the link and you to can become a wealth of knowledge that makes snarky remarks :)

  6. wouldn’t using a wide wavelength RGB led be better, as you could cycle through the colors and take an exposure with each? seems much more logical.

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