DVD drive is up and running. Apple has already started abandoning optical drives. In the era of compact computing, they are slightly cumbersome as other options are available. However, the DVD drive is not going away. No matter what computer manufacturers try to overcome, the device has figured out a way to “live” with another look. No longer in the cybercafé or PC user’s desk, but directly in the medical laboratory.
A DVD drive can be used as a blood test device. According to Phys.Org, a group of researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm recently transformed the DVD drive into a laser scanning microscope that uses DNA, RNA proteins, and even the entire, in the process of cellular imaging. Can analyze cells.
Blood test starts new horizon!
This project called “Lab on a DVD” can be completed in a few minutes. On the other hand, it may take a few days to test HIV using conventional machines. In addition, the cost of HIV testing equipment in the current world is about $ 5. But it would cost only $ 20 to build a modified DVD drive for the same purpose!
The lab does not use relatively sophisticated technology on a DVD project. This mainly requires two devices and one software related change. In this case, the lens provided for normal CD / DVD discs is replaced by a new light sensor, and a special customized disc is used to insert the blood sample into the DVD drive. Finally, software is used to collect the collected data.