Do You Know That Smartphone Can Now Test Sperm Quality

This
sound weird but when it comes to technology, nothing is impossible except it
has not been reasoned. According to US researchers, A new smartphone device can
analyze a man’s sperm quality and let him know in a matter of minutes whether
he suffers from infertility.

This
technology aims to make it easier for men to test their sperm at home because
40% of fertility problems are due to poor quality sperm which affects over
45million couples worldwide.

The
test, however, “can analyze a video of an undiluted, unwashed semen sample in
less than five seconds.”

It
works by using a combination of an optical attachment that can connect to a
smartphone and a disposable device for loading a semen sample, said the report.

Researchers
tested the device using 350 semen specimens at the Massachusetts General
Hospital Fertility Center.

The
smartphone-based device detected abnormal semen samples — based on World Health
Organization thresholds on sperm concentration and motility — with an accuracy
of 98 percent.

The
cost of the materials used to assemble it came to $4.45.

The
device is not yet available to the public and is still in the prototype stage.

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