Mobile Applications to Replace Medical Doctors?


We’ve put a man on the moon, developed a miniature heating box (microwave, people) to cook food, manufactured cars that run via electricity, so just why couldn’t a computer download replace one of the most crucial and important professions in existence?

According to the UK’s Guardian, those silly British blokes are furiously working on a mobile application that will allow you to perform an STD Test by simply dousing your phone with urine. Okay, so maybe that’s not the exact procedure, but the overall gist is true. Roughly £4 million have been allocated thus far, in the research and production of such an application that would in turn, assuredly leave MD’s overly befuddled.

The reasoning behind the awkwardly innovative investigation is to limit the cases of individuals who are too filled with anxiety or embarrassment to actually, physically see a doctor in curiosity of such feared results.

The actual procedure and means of testing would be to provide a sample of urine or saliva onto a computer chip, roughly the size of a USB mechanism and then insert the little guy into your Smartphone. Then the waiting game begins, although the diagnosis is said to be ready in just mere minutes.

My one questions is, how then does the phone inform of the good or bad news? A flashing red screen with loud buzzers for an unfortunately positive reading or maybe the “Hallelujah Chorus” to play when receiving negative results? What will they think of next?

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