The latest advancement in cellular technology will now allow us to keep a check on our health. This recent development with the aid of smartphones will offer a unique, bold and cost effective way to provide a better health facility to everyone. Developers and researchers are now working to create apps that will be able to detect and calculate the results of stress tests.
Stress test depending upon the hormone cortisol level in a human body will now be efficiently measured by the doctors and their patients by using a simple tube, saliva sample and the application running in the smartphone. The method and the delivery system have been explicitly built for anyone with a smartphone to easily and successfully find out the salivary cortisol level quickly.
The application and prospects of this new development are endless regarding many factors. Firstly where a simple commercial Lab in the US can charge up to 50$/patient to measure the results of their hormone stress test, the smartphone app will cost under 5$ or less. And also awaiting the results takes up to more than 3-4 working days in a lab, this health app will bring up the result of your cortisol test in less than 10 minutes.
Talk about fast and effective treatment, this modernization will be the stepping stone for many diagnostic applications which will end up changing how we treat ourselves in a better way. The main adapted advantage of this facility will be to the regions that have low medical resources to fully treat their patients under stress. This eliminates the barriers of implementation and cost by providing a reliable and cheap source of health assistance.
With everyone nowadays buying and using smartphones, this will encourage an opportunity for individuals to constantly monitor their personal stress levels at all times inexpensively. The design was specifically built to affordable and easy to understand so people anywhere can easily measure their cortisol stress levels. Public health monitoring will allow for a better update on the health levels of the individuals. Dealt and durable, the external equipment is made to be affordable by everyone so the manufacturing costs end up being 1$.
With continuous efforts being constantly made to make sure that an 8-12 year old can operate and accurately measure the results of the tests, the possibilities are endless. As for the software, the smartphone will be embedded with assistive sensors that will aid the process. And the application will allow you to monitor the levels of the stress tests using the test kit. The function of the test is really simple, a tube like straw will collect and stray the saliva from the mouth into a cassette which in turn inserted into the reader. By aligning the reader under the lens through the camera of the smartphone it visualizes an image which is measured by the app to present the cortisol level.
Now diseases like type 2 diabetes and psychotic depression can be easily detected in early stages because the affiliation of the symptoms being the excessive excretion of the salivary cortisol. This product will be launched as a consumer product in sight to monitor a person’s stress level, completely FDA approved this device will be available next year will further clinical testing and experimentation. Far-reaching applications that will affect millions around the world get a better, reliable and dependable health facilitation.