Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

May 31, 2013 by  
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You may have already suspected that your iPhone was capable of almost anything. Emailing, gaming, snapshots, video recording, satellite mapping-it certainly can accomplish an amazing number of tasks. Now, with just a little augmentation, it is also possible for your smartphone to function as a high-end biosensor for a fraction of the price. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins, proteins, viruses, and other molecules using the phone’s built-in camera and processing capabilities. The iPhone’s GPS can even help to map the spread of pathogens and provide on-site evaluations of environmental conditions. Read the rest of Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: analysis , Android , biosensor , cradle , gps , iPhone , nsf , pathogen , photonic crystal , portable , scanadu , spectrophotometer , star trek , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        

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Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

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