Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Portable Malaria Detector

Engineers at University of Southern California have developed a portable malaria detector. The device, dubbed PODS, weighs around 10 pounds and is the size of shoebox. Able to run on a battery for 8 hours, the device only needs as sample size of 5 to 7 drops of blood. It can analyze the sample in as little as 10 minutes and achieves sensitivity levels needed to affirm an early-stage diagnosis. Learn more about the portable malaria detector at University of Southern California.

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