Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Award Winning Malaria Detector

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An Ugandan Computer Scientist was recently awarded the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by the Royal Academy of Engineering in Britain for his non-invasive malaria test kit. The test does not require any specialized equipment, technicians, or even a blood sample. The kit, known as Matibabu, works by shining a beam of red light onto a patient's finger. It then analyzes the finger's shape, color, and red blood cell concentration, and transmits the data to a computer or mobile phone that is linked with the device. Learn more about this non-invasive malaria test kit at AP News.

non-invasive malaria detector