About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

New Mobile App to Test Urine for Medical Issues

by Sheela Philomena on February 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM
Font : A-A+

 New Mobile App to Test Urine for Medical Issues

Ucheck - a new smartphone application uses a phone's camera to analyze urine samples for a range of medical diseases.

The app is the brainchild of TED fellow Myshkin Ingawale, the BBC reports.

Advertisement

According to the report, urine can be tested for the presence of 10 elements, including glucose, proteins and nitrites.

These can be used to pinpoint a range of conditions including diabetes, urinary tract infects, cancers, liver problems as well as being used to keep track of general health.
Advertisement

Users need to collect their urine and dip a standard test strip into it.

The strip is placed on a mat, supplied with the app and intended to normalise the colours on the stick regardless of lighting conditions where the photo is taken.

Once the photo is taken the app will analyse which, if any, condition, the colour applies to, the report said.

The app will be available from Apple's app store from the end of March for 20 dollars, which includes the cost of the mat and five dipsticks, it added.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Turmeric: Magic Ingredient to Keep you Healthy in Winter
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Urinary Stones In Children Vesico-Ureteric Reflux Causing UTI in Children Diet for Kidney stones Varicocele 

Recommended Reading
Stones in Urinary Tract
Ask people who have suffered from urinary stones and they will tell you how excruciating the pain .....
Quiz on Diabetes
Diabetes has replaced every other condition to become the fastest growing lifestyle disease, ......
Two Men Who Sold Prosthetic Penises To Fake Urine Samples Face Jail
Two men who sold prosthetic penises to fake urine samples face jail in the US. Gerald Wills and ......
Metabolism Variation Studied With Urine Samples
An unusual study of frozen urine samples has shed new light on the diversity of human metabolism ......
Diet for Kidney stones
Diet for kidney stone should comprise of calcium-rich foods, increased fluid intake. Other dietary r...
Urinary Stones In Children
There is a wide misconception that only adults develop stones. On the contrary kidney stones are ver...
Vesico-Ureteric Reflux Causing UTI in Children
Bacterial infection of urinary bladder can cause pain and burning sensation while passing urine. Abn...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use