Myshkin Ingawale, a 29-year-old entrepreneur from India, was so concerned about people’s health that he invented a unique smartphone application, called “U check”. He presented his invention at the 2013 TED conference in Los Angeles.
What does this app do? It lets you know if you have diabetes, urinary tract infections, cancer or liver problems. You just need to dip a chemical strip in a sample of your urine, take a picture of the strip with your smartphone and let the technology do all the work. The application compares the photo with a color-coded map. In a few seconds you get a result report about your levels of glucose, bilirubin , proteins, ketones , leukocytes and many more. The report shows negative or positive numbers and you can click on any of the keywords, for example ‘leukocytes’, if you wish to seek further information. The “U check” has the function to predict up to 10 elements in the urine like glucose, protein and nitrate.
It looks like technology has evolved so much that you don’t need to go to the doctor’s anymore.