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Medical Checkups Are Now An iPhone App Away, Thanks To This TED Fellow

Myshkin Ingawale is a senior TED Fellow and has presented at the TEDGlobal conference twice, both the times unveiling revolutionary medical technologies. At his first TED conference in 2012, Myshkin showcased his invention ToucHb, a low-cost, portable, handheld device that could do a blood test without bleeding to scan for anemia. At TED 2013, Myshkin unveiled a smartphone app called uChek, that could analyse your urine in seconds to check for a range of medical conditions including diabetes, urinary tract infection, liver and kidney problems. Don’t worry you don’t have to pee on your phone for that. The way uChek works is described on their site. I first spotted Myshkin Ingawale at the Social Capital Market (SOCAP) conference in 2011 where he was showcasing his medical device ToucHb. I was enamored by his easy to use technology for detecting anemia, a major medical condition commonly found in women and especially pregnant women which if not treated could be life threatening to both the mother and child. I featured his startup in my post – Five …

Learn Punjabi. Support a Cause via iPhone!

If you own an iPhone, you can now practice your Punjabi on-the-go with Ravi Foundation’s iPhone App. What’s even better, is that 100% of all proceeds from the App go towards supporting children’s education! Technology built for a cause PunjabiKosh is a mobile Punjabi-English and English-Punjabi dictionary. The authors claim that it is also the first ever Punjabi-English Dictionary for the iPhone/iPod touch platforms. The App is available for download from within the iTunes AppStore for $6.99. All proceeds from PunjabiKosh go towards supporting education for underprivileged children. While the app seems to be targeted towards an expat Punjabi population outside India and Pakistan, it looks easy enough for anyone to use on their travels through Punjab. The app can be used to translate words and phrases to English, reverse search from English to Punjabi, and (per the authors) to find out the meaning of Punjabi songs! About Ravi Foundation Launched in April 2010, the Ravi foundation is an attempt by its 3 student authors, Sahej Suri, Kulpreet Chilana, and Gurbani Suri to give back …