This COVID-19 test uses your smartphone

Test for covid-19 with camera phone
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A US-based firm has developed the world's first COVID-19 test that can be completed using a camera phone. The test is currently awaiting emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. 

The tests can be completed at home, with a lateral flow test and a camera phone. Gauss, the Menlo Park, CA based company that has developed the technology, states that it can produce up to 30 million tests per month. 

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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!