Don't pee on my phone and tell me it's raining…

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Via The New York Transfomer:

British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD.

Seriously, we could not make this stuff up if we tried.

According to The Guardian, £4 million have been invested in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, which is creating a smartphone app that will allow users, “to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis within minutes.”

The techno-savvy approached is aimed at young brits, who apparently are too embarrased to visit the doctor face to face and have been experiencing rising rates of STDs (or STIs if you prefer.)

“Your mobile phone can be your mobile doctor. It diagnoses whether you’ve got one of a range of STIs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea and tells you where to go next to get treatment,” Dr Tariq Sadiq, a senior lecturer and consultant physician in sexual health and HIV at St George’s, University of London, who is leading the project, told The Guardian.

If it’s really that simple, why wait till after the deed is done? Wouldn’t it make more sense for prospective partners to swap fluids before hand, get a reading on their cell phones, and then decide whether or not to “finish the download”?

One thought on “Don't pee on my phone and tell me it's raining…

  1. QWP:

    i also heard (not making this up) that they are creating an app that would allow you to pee on your phone to determine BAC to see if you’re too drunk or not to drive. one would think that if you were about to pee on your $400 phone that you should fork over the 20 bucks and call a cab. how will this affect their “water damage” policies? idiots.

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