Saturday, 30 September 2017

Latest: Researchers Make Super Cheap Smartphone Sperm Fertility Test

Latest: Researchers Make Super Cheap Smartphone Sperm Fertility Test
Latest: Researchers Make Super Cheap Smartphone Sperm Fertility Test

Just of recent, some Harvard researchers have just developed a super new device that in turn helps men to easily measure their fertility at home and within their convenience just with their smartphone and may be few apparels. Nevertheless, While similar test kits such as the Yo Device exist and i did cover it on one of my recent post on Yo Device : Yo Device Show You Live Motion Video Of Your Sperm [Photos], so what majorly sets this prototype apart is just their affordability. So Costing just about $4.45 to make, and this impressive prototype just takes less than five seconds to test your little swimmers (Sperm) as some may call it, also analyzing their count in numbers and finally checking the ability of the sperm cell to swim with 98 percent accuracy. Well as for me, that is a great one. 

Nevertheless, instead of simply relying solely on an application like the similar at-home sperm fertility tests, this method which the researcher did find out also utilizes a tech-filled smartphone case to assist in the whole process. So Using a disposable microfluidic chip with a tiny tube, participants or male who are interested in checking their sperm fertility test can draw up to about 35 microlitres of semen inside of its bulb, and then slotting the sealed sample safely back inside the smartphone case. So with everything in place and the sperm sample taken, the device's LEDs and lenses illuminate and also magnify the sperm-packed chip, thus allowing the application to basically analyze your swimmers using stills taken from videos by your Smartphone's camera.

However, the only downside that one can figure out about this sperm fertility test method is that it struggles to detect deformed sperm which is indeed a crucial part of assessing fertility. Furthermore. with the device still in the early stages of prototyping, however, the researchers of the device still remain confident that a better processing algorithms and a more enhanced upgraded hardware could quickly help the device overcome these limitations the researchers said.

Furthermore, while method hasn't been the first method used equally allow men to test their sperm fertility test, but it could certainly be one of the best method used to carry out the sperm fertility test. As i earlier did mention, the previously announced fertility applications such as, Yo and Trak have indeed offered similar the at-home sperm fertility testing solutions as well, so with Trak already receiving its FDA approval which on the other hand is a good news for its OEM. However, while Trak requires one to enter information from its measurement device manually, this new method which the researchers have found out simply allows its users to get the same results with minimal or less effort. On the other hand, Yo is also a bit lacking in comparison if you really did want to come the both. So offering an application-only solution which in turn measure's swimming ability, Yo unfortunately involves users getting their sperm sample uncomfortably close to your smartphone's camera, which may look a little bit disgusting to some user.

Nevertheless, statistics has shown that with an estimated number of about 30 million men facing fertility issues around the world, this new device which the researchers did find out could inturn help guys and men out there to easily and painlessly get themselves tested with less stress and at their convenience. So still, on the other hand with the as yet untitled device currently lacking the FDA approval and any kind of available marketing strategy, it could well be years before the the impressive new test makes its way into its users homes.


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