(CBS SF) – Your iPad could soon be used for much more than streaming videos and checking Facebook. A startup hopes to sell a gadget that uses the tablet to test a man’s fertility.Stolen RV Pursuit Ends In Horrific San Ramon Crash
The iSperm is an in-home tester that consists of a tiny microscope and backlight that attaches to the tablet’s camera. A sample is placed in the device and an app analyzes sperm count and motility, or how fast sperm can swim. Users can also record video of the sperm for analysis by a fertility expert.READ MORE: Traffic Stop in Petaluma Leads to Child Endangerment Arrest
Reuters reported that nearly 200 farmers have used iSperm to analyze fertility in their livestock.
The iSperm isn’t the only device that uses a mobile device camera for medical testing. Researchers at UC Berkeley have been testing the CellScope, which uses a smartphone camera to detect parasitic worms in a person’s blood.MORE NEWS: Torrential Rains Ease 'Exceptional' Drought Conditions In Marin County
If approved, Aidmics hopes to sell iSperm at a price between $100 and $200.