A mobile app developer in India is making international headlines in response to a groundbreaking smartphone app he has designed.
Dubbed “uChek,” the app was created by 29-year-old Myshkin Ingawale, who demonstrated his invention at the TED (Technology, Education and Design) 2013 conference in Los Angeles last week.
The app in question utilizes a smartphone’s camera to analyze chemical strips that are placed in a urine sample.
The app can check urine for the presence of glucose, protein, ketones, blood, pH, specific gravity, urobilinogen, bilirubin, leukocytes and nitrites.
Ingawale tells the BBC that he “wanted to get medical health checks into users’ hands. There is huge potential to get the world of biochemistry out to users via apps.”
“I am trying to democratize healthcare,” he later added in a separate interview.
What makes the highly accurate innovation as accessible as it is evolutionary is that the app only costs $0.99 cents with an additional $20 expense for the strips and a color-coded map.
To learn more about uChek, click here.