Jing Li, a scientist at NASA Ames, has constructed a remarkable piece of nanosensor technology. This innovative small chip could end self-diagnosis using WebMD and the beginning of empowering everyday consumers to diagnosis disease.
The nanosensor gauges 32 bars in the chip, allowing users to read toxin levels.
This is just another exhibition of how technology is changing business as we know it. Today, with Li’s nanosensor technology, mankind can enable tech chips to respond to several chemicals, differentiate between them, and allow users to monitor their relative levels.
Like the old saying goes, “The sky’s the limit” for its potential. Li’s discovery has the chance to greatly impact disease diagnoses which is ground breaking.
But how does this piece of technology help humans specifically?
The sensor can help those with diseases linked to certain toxin levels like lung cancer and diabetes. Studies have shown that lung cancer patients have higher amounts of nitrous oxide in their body.
Also, people suffering from diabetes have been screened with certain levels of acetone. Having these chemical correlations with particular diseases, will allow consumers to simply breathe on the sensor and have their health read.
Jing Li’s invention will hopefully prompt more studies of diseases and the correlating chemicals in the body.
This will be the new and more scientific way the world will be able to perform self-diagnosis moving forward.
Thank you NASA for adding another invention that everyday people can use on the list!