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  • Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor

    University of Illinois researchers developed a cradle and app for the iPhone to make a handheld biosensor that uses the phone's own camera and processing power to detect any kind of biological molecules or cells.

    University of Illinois researchers developed a cradle and app for the iPhone to make a handheld biosensor that uses the phone's own camera and processing power to detect any kind of biological molecules or cells.

    Photo by Brian T. Cunningham

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      University of Illinois researchers developed a cradle and app for the iPhone to make a handheld biosensor that uses the phone's own camera and processing power to detect any kind of biological molecules or cells.

      Photo by Brian T. Cunningham

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      VIDEO: University of Illinois researchers demonstrate using an iPhone as a sensitive biosensor to detect toxins, pollutants, pathogens or other molecules for medical diagnostics or environmental field work.

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