These days there is a smartphone application for just about anything. From the overly addictive game apps to the more sophisticated ones that let you follow live your investments on the stock exchange, developers will never stop to amaze us with their newest creations.
Recently, a team of broad-minded engineers designed a new cutting edge accessory to your smartphone which is accompanied by a smart app that allows the users to self-monitor the cholesterol levels in their bloodstream. You can easily imagine it works like a “selfie” of your personal cholesterol.
The well-renowned researchers from the Cornell University thoroughly explain their project in a research paper published in the journal “Lab on a Chip”. What you basically need to self-monitor your cholesterol is a simple reagent strip and the willingness to draw a small sample of your blood. You then place the reagent strip inside the attachment over the flash and camera which will illuminate and record the specific color of the strip. The mobile app then will do the rest for you.
The technology is simple and relatively straightforward.