Camera phones now able to detect malaria and early kidney disease

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As camera phone technology progresses, health is becoming a larger focus for phone manufacturers. Working in conjunction with the Health app and Apple Watches, iPhones can track your activity and calculate how many calories you burn. However, now camera phones are taking health technology to the next level.

New testing methods mean that health organizations can now use camera phones to diagnose diseases. The NHS is currently supporting to provide home testing kits to patients as an early detection method for kidney disease. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!