The smartCARD attaches over top of the phone's camera, and has a slot in it which receives a standard test strip
Graduate students Matthew Mancuso (left) and Vlad Oncescu, with the smartCARD
Although a lot of people are concerned about monitoring their cholesterol levels, probably not many of those people want to head off to a clinic or use an expensive, complicated device to get those levels tested every few days. Soon, however, they may not have to. Scientists from Cornell University have developed a gadget called the smartCARD, that allows users to easily check their own cholesterol using their iPhone.
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