IPhone attachment detects blood cholesterol levels

Many have heard about the dangers of cholesterol. But how to determine the level of cholesterol on your own, without the help of a medical laboratory? The special smartCARD attachment for smartphones will help you with this.

The unique accessory was developed by scientists from Cornell University. It allows you to determine the amount of cholesterol from a small drop of blood, which must first be treated with a special reagent. All data will be transferred to the iPhone. To do this, you need to install a special application on your smartphone.

But the attachment also has its drawbacks. So, so far, she only measures total cholesterol levels, not giving it a rating of "bad" or "good".

Now a device for rapid measurement of cholesterol levels is at the prototype stage. The developers promise to improve it soon.