The conceptual 'Aria' malaria parasite detector has been designed by Detroit-based product designer Minwoo Lee as a piece of healthcare equipment that could help to decentralize testing and enhance care in rural communities. The unit works by harnessing the power of infrared light and can detect parasites by testing for their molecular vibrations. Users can simply place a blood sample into the unit to start the testing process and determine whether or not the patient has contracted malaria.
The conceptual 'Aria' malaria parasite detector could effectively help to transform healthcare protocols in remote locations by encouraging continuous testing and allowing the disease to be detected as soon as possible. The compact design of the unit also means it could be easily transported to extremely rural communities.