Mobile Diagnostics – MODÌ PROJECT
In Africa twelve thousand children die every day due to easily preventable diseases. Even today there are hard to reach villages in which the electric current does not exist.
The lack of medical personnel in these areas impedes early diagnosis of many lethal bacterial and viral infections easily curable if taken in time.
Usage – Personnel
We want here to propose the development of a diagnostic system for rapid screening to be used in third world countries able to test in a simple, cheap and rapid way the presence, in physiological serum, of some selected diseases, among the most common, so to identify affected individuals in an early disease stage.
The goal is to develop a diagnostic kit that could be used in the field even by not skilled personnel based on microfluidic cartridges and a powered by rechargeable batteries reader.