Changing Planet

Closer Look: Turning Mobile Phones Into Mobile Medical Labs

Emerging Explorer Dr. Aydogan Ozcan is developing a revolutionary global health solution using one of the most common forms of technology available- the smart phone. Using a host of off-the-shelf parts costing less than $50 to build an attachable adapter, Aydogan has transformed the average smart phone into a mobile medical lab with the capability to test and diagnose diseases like HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis in remote communities.

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