Main | Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Clap App

British scientists are working on a cell phone app that will let you pee on your phone to get an instant STD test. Sort of!
People who suspect they have been infected will be able to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis within minutes, telling them which, if any, sexually transmitted infection (STI) they have. Seven funders, including the Medical Research Council, have put £4m into developing the technology via a forum called the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.
And then your phone texts all your contacts with the result. Kidding! Although I can see this technology throwing a new wrinkle into hook-ups. "Pee on my phone, please."

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