The rHealth Uses Blood Samples to Diagnose Diseases in Minutes

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Nov 13, 2014
References: sensing.xprize.org & gizmag
The rHealth is an ingenious high-tech health gadget, developed by Massachusetts-based DNA Medical Institute, that can diagnose ailments and diseases in mere minutes using nothing more than a single drop of blood.

The patient's blood sample is mixed with nanoscale test strips before being streamed past lasers to process its signature. This technology can identify ailments ranging from common colds and the flue to Ebola with a high level of accuracy. The device comes with a wearable patch that monitors vital signs such as breathing and heart rate, before sharing the data over Bluetooth with the user's smartphone.

DNA Medical Institute picked up $525,000 as winners of the Sensing XChallenge thanks to the rHealth. The team is in contention for a prize from the X Prize foundation, which organizes competitions to encourage technological development.