Mobile phones turned into life-saving tools | News | Al Jazeera

Mobile phones turned into life-saving tools

Researchers create ways for medics in developing countries to diagnose patients with just a few clicks.

    Imagine being able to diagnose a host of deadly and infectious diseases all using a cell phone?

    Engineers in California are developing ways to use mobile phones to revolutionise health care in poor countries by turning the devices into mobile microscopes that are able to help diagnose malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and other deadly infectious diseases.

    As part of Al Jazeera's 'Tapping into Technology' series, Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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