A new app from MIT named Uchek allows users to check for 25 diseases with the iPhone.
Obviously, pee and electronics don't mix, so this app instead uses the smartphone's camera to determine what's in urine. Dubbed Uchek, the app involves the user peeing into a cup, putting a color-coded urinalysis strip into the cup, taking of photo of the results, and then letting the app work its magic.
Uchek can detect up to 25 diseases, such as diabetes, urinary tract infections, and pre-clampsia. It can also measure the levels of glucose, proteins, ketones, and more. According toWired, 1,200 sample tests showed that the app was more accurate than humans interpreting the color-coded strips.