“A doctor can save a life at a time. As a technologist, we can save tens of lives at a time with what we create.”
The Israeli startup, MobileOCT is doing just that, aspiring to help the nearly 500,000 women around the world who are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. They’ve transformed a smartphone camera into a mobile colposcope marked at $400 (compared to $10,000 for a traditional testing device). Bruce Kahn of Scripps Clinic in San Diego, a partner for MobileOCT, says that the device could replace pap smears. It’s not merely for developing countries but for women globally.
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