Checking your health is quite important, but if you don’t have time to deal with doctors or waiting in lines and medical bills, today we have an iPhone app that will help you monitor your health on your own.
This app is called uChek, and it will allow you to perform urinalysis test on your iPhone right in the comfort of your home. In order to perform urinalysis test, you’ll have to use iPhone’s camera in order to read tints from urine dip stick tests. Although this application sounds useful, your results might vary, depending on your lighting conditions. uChek was developed by Mumbai-based Myshkin Ingawale, an MIT grad, and currently this app is going through test phases in Mumbai hospital, and it’s still waiting for Apple’s green light before it becomes available on App Store.
uChek sounds interesting, especially if you don’t want to deal with doctors, but we have to ask ourselves how accurate this app is and the benefit one would gain from knowing what’s wrong with their urine. Regarding the price, this app should cost $99, while the test strips should cost $20. There is no official message on which iPhones will be compatible but likely iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will not be a problem.