The Near Future: Urinate on Phone Chip to Find Out STDs
For those who suspect they may have contradicted a sexually transmitted disease, a urine sample and a mobile phone may soon be able to reveal the diagnosis.
British officials are developing a device that will inform people quickly and confidentially if they have contracted a STD, according to The Guardian.
The move is part of an effort to decrease the rising rates of herpes, Chlamydia and gonorrhea among youth people in the United Kingdom.
The UK Clinical Research Collaboration is creating a smartphone app that will allow users "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," the report said.
About £4 million from seven investors has been put into the organization to develop the technology.