Cell phone Malaria Detector

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Malaria

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

University of Glasgow

Individual Contact

Application

Malaria changes the elasticity and shape of red blood cells. Surface acoustic waves are used to sort out the cells infected by malaria. Then, the waves are emitted using a cell phone.

Advantages

  • Can be used anywhere mobile phones are available

 

 

Stage of Development

Early R&D

Funding Source

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation