The Miracles of Modern Medicine; Check your Urine on Your Smartphone with UCheck App

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    We can't blame you if you see that headline and immediately wonder if this new app called UCheck will require you to pee on your smartphone. We wondered the same thing at first. To answer your immediate curiosity, the answer is no. This app does not require you to urinate on your Android or iPhone. The app does allow you to utilize the camera sensor on your phone to check a series of urine strips and get the same answer you would from going into a doctor's lab. This would allow you to monitor several different medical issues from kidney to liver and more. Here's a quote from the developer explaining their "inspiration,"

    Now, here's a quote explaining the UCheck app a bit more,

    Just think... using the new Sony Xperia Z as an example, they might could actually integrate this technology directly into the smartphone without needing the pee strips. Now we will have a legitimate reason to take our devices to the restroom with us!

    All kidding aside, this app proves that the avenues of innovation smartphones are capable of exceeds even the wildest of imaginations. It makes you wonder if, one day, our smart-devices will eventually evolve into a Start Trek-like Tricorder that will also figure out everything that is ailing us. Smart money would probably bet on that particular fiction becoming a reality.

    Source: PhoneArena and UCheck
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    Poorly calibrated camera settings (or just bad pics) is likely to cause some medical scares
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    so many jokes..so little time
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    Over/under on some guy thinking he's pregnant from this thing?
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    Wonder how many people will pee on their phone.
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    Could be a sales boom for the water-proof models
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    or liquipel
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    There is an iphone in the op for a reason :p.
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    With this technology, other apps could be worked

    Being diabetic and having to carry around a glucose meter along with everything else is bothersome. Perhaps someone could come up with a an attachment to read testing strips for blood suger readings. Sort of like the credit card-reading cubes. Something to think about.
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    Google Dexcom CGM. It, and several other companies, are marketing wireless transdermal monitors that you wear on your abdomen (or other places) that send real-time interstitial blood glucose values to your smartphone. You don't even need to stick yourself with this technology. There is also an attachment for iPhones that turns your phone into an EKG machine, taking a single lead EKG tracing of your heart rhythm with just your fingers and thumb; all on your phone. This is the future of medicine, which should tremendously reduce costs and provide better care, including much better and efficient self-care.
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