This product may just be the answer to one of the most dangerous and widespread maladies of all times, the malaria. It is a disease that kills so many thousands and yet even till today cannot be fully eradicated, due to the common vector through which it spreads, the mosquito.
The main problem is the diagnosis of malaria, since it takes time to incubate in the blood, and when it does it is already too late.
LifeLens has created a product that uses the camera on a smartphone in order to scan a drop of blood, and by doing so it can tell whether the blood is infected with malaria or not.
If this technology is spread all around the world, it could just be the solution that doctors have been looking for; a cheap and widespread way to prevent the spread of malaria right at the very onset.