iPhone converted into microscope for diagnosing infections

This is pretty awesome. Using an iPhone 4S and an $8 attachment, scientists working in Tanzania were able to build a makeshift microscope in order to diagnose schoolchildren with worm infections. Through this process, they were able to find 70% of the samples – and 90% when they were heavier infections. While the 70% sounds great, the team said that the aim is 80%, so there is room to improve. This is great, as it is making a more affordable way to help out those in rural areas.

What do you think? Glad to see an iPhone used in this way? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me [@TiP_Kyle](http://www.twitter.com/TiP_Kyle).

Via: [BBC](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21769537)

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