Research team named among finalists in Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation competition

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Point-of-care diagnostic technology developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University has been named among the finalists of the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project competition.

Now in its 10th year, the contest features the latest connected innovations designed to address critical issues facing the global community.

Sickle and Malaria Accurate Remote Testing (SMART), developed by a team of researchers led by Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is an integrated point-of-care technology platform with electronic health record systems to diagnose, track and monitor sickle cell disease and malaria patients in low-resource settings. The system will provide affordable remote testing for these conditions and help facilitate local and national responses to epidemics.

Learn more about the finalists.