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IN Science & Technology ON 12 Nov, 2016
The scientists at the Imperial College London and DNA Electronics have created a scientific USB Flash Drive that can be connected to the computer to find out the HIV test results.
Scientists are still working to locate the cure for this incurable disease, but any step towards finding something helpful about HIV feels like achieving the milestone, and they've certainly made one.
According to the reports, this device works with 95 percent of accuracy and doesn't take more than 30 minutes to find out the result of this test.
The device is very easy to use and works with very simple formula. Especially, if you're aware of the tool that's used to measure pregnancy at home? It's quite similar to that. It's just that this device uses a drop of the blood of the individual who wants to check the result.
Well, it's easy. All you need to do is, put a drop of blood on the stick. It will change the acidity level of the metal that is attached to the scientific USB drive, which turns into an electrical sign. It can then be connected to a PC or other handheld device to find out the results.
The drive was tested many times before announcing its invention in the market. More than 1000 of samples were taken and tested. The drive used an average of 21 minutes to give the results with more than 90% or accuracy level.
And, to make it a user-friendly drive to operate. It will be a blessing for rural areas where HIV tests in the hospital are rare and lengthy.
The world is continuously making considerable progress towards a better and techno-friendly future, but it has also surrounded us with many incurable diseases. We're creating things, and then finding their solution, it's like a circle. HIV didn't exist since our inception, but somehow a virus developed and the world was never same again.
We're the problem and the solution. This scientific USB invention is a giant step for humankind.