Friday, 24 March 2017

Device that can test sperm quality. See how it works

This sound weird but when it comes to technology, nothing is impossible except it has not been reasoned.

According to US researchers, A new smartphone device can analyze a man’s sperm quality and let him know in a matter of minutes whether he suffers from infertility.

This technology aims to make it easier for men to test their sperm at home because 40% of fertility problems are due to poor quality sperm which affects over 45million couples worldwide.
The test, however, “can analyze a video of an undiluted, unwashed semen sample in less than five seconds.”

It works by using a combination of an optical attachment that can connect to a smartphone and a disposable device for loading a semen sample, said the report.
Researchers tested the device using
350 semen specimens at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center.

The smartphone-based device detected abnormal semen samples — based on World Health Organization thresholds on sperm concentration and motility — with an accuracy of 98 percent.

The cost of the materials used to assemble it came to $4.45.
The device is not yet available to the public and is still in the prototype stage.

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