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Smartphone can test mans sperm quality

Mar 23, 2017 Hit: 631 Written by 
Smartphone can test mans sperm quality

MIAMI, United States-- US researchers stated on Wednesday. A new smartphone device will be able to analyze a male's sperm perfection and also let him find out in a matter of minutes whether he suffers from infertility.Infertility influences over 45 million couples worldwide. Over 40 percent of fertility complications are because of low-quality sperm.


The technology explained in the journal Science Translational Medicine aims to make it much easier as well as more affordable for men to test their sperm at home.

" We wanted to come up with a solution to make male infertility testing as simple and affordable as home pregnancy tests," said co-author Hadi Shafiee, a doctor in the division of engineering in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.


" In present people who want to test their semen have to provide samples to a hospital or any laboratories, by this circumstance in which they often experience stress, embarrassment, pessimism, and disappointment."
The new test, however, "can figure out a video of a pure and, unwashed semen sample in less than five seconds."
It works by using a combination of an optical attachment which can connect to a smartphone device and a disposable device for loading a semen sample, said the report.
Researchers tested the device utilizing 350 man semen sample at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center.

smartphone-based device detected abnormal semen samples-- according to World Health Organization thresholds on sperm focus and motility-- with an accuracy of 98 percent.

The cost of the products used to assemble it came to $4.45.
" The ability to bring point-of-care sperm testing to the consumer, or health facilities with limited resources, is a true game changer," said co-author John Petrozza, and director of the MGH Fertility Center.
" This device obviously can provide faster and improved access to fertility care."
This device is still in the prototype stage and presently not available for general people.

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