Everyone in the world today has a smart phone, and we can get a lot of information through smart phones, such as weather forecasts, earthquake warnings, and so on.
Today, 3trivia shared with trivia lovers about how smart phones can help us live a healthier and happier life. The topic of this issue is Medical Attachments.
The abundance of mobile computing power provided by smartphones is being put to use helping doctors in areas where they don’t have access to labs and hospitals. One of the biggest problems in developing countries is poor eyesight. Refractive eye conditions, the sort which are easily fixed with glasses, affect billions of people. They can lead to an inability to read and write, worsening poverty. Glasses are relatively cheap to provide, around $3 a pair, but eye tests have been a limiting factor. MIT scientists have created a device that attaches onto a smartphone. Users place this on their eye and the system uses lasers to diagnose the problem with the eye, and what is needed to fix it. The device costs just $2 to produce and could improve the lives of countless people.
Eyesight is only one of a number of things that can be checked with a smartphone attachment. Ear infections, kidney function and the presence of allergens in food can all be tested with available smartphone add-ons. Smartphones have also formed the backbone of affordable portable ultrasound-imaging systems, which will help doctors and midwives in developing countries provide care that would not have previously been available.