A Smart Phone App to monitor Sickle Cell disease in the works.

By: Mark Huffman

With a small grant from the National Science Foundation, Du has designed and will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients to analyze and store the results of their blood tests on a smart phone.

The app will enable sickle cell patients to keep a close watch on any abnormal activities in their blood cells and take required action at the first sign of an attack.

This will be a first for sickle cell patients. The system will consist of a disposable test, a lot like a glucometer that is used by patients who have diabetes.

The system will allow patients to monitor what their red blood cells are doing and better manage the condition by making sure they are always appropriately hydrated and have the right amount of oxygen.  Click here to read full article

Source: Consumer Affairs