Open Source Health, a cloud based women’s healthcare platform, has unveiled a device for self-measuring hormones using a drop of blood from one’s finger. Each single use bio-sensor chip performs up to 5 tests at home. Estrogens, progestogens and androgens can be measured. Future plans include the ability to measure thyroid hormones (TSH, T3 and T4) and nutrition and vitamin levels.
The device uses hyper-spectral sensing technology and advanced protein synthesis. A single drop of blood in the sensor sends real time results to a smartphone, which are then uploaded to a cloud-based platform for analysis.