You Can Check Your Sperm Count Using Your Smartphone Camera. Believe It Or Not,

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What’s Your Count?

Your iPhone can do many things. But up until now, measuring a man’s sperm count wasn’t one of them.

Dr. Kobori has created a type of lens that can be fitted to the smartphone’s camera. Dropping a sperm sample onto the lens and filming it will create footage that can then be analysed by a lab.

Dr. Yoshitomo Kobori demonstrating the lens on a smartphone

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New Device

Fear not, because you can use a new microscopic device that can be attached to your smartphone camera. Simply recording a short video of your genitals can determine the count of your sperm.

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Male Fertility

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago created the new device which can magnify 555 times. “Everyone has a smartphone now, and they have good cameras, I thought a smartphone microscope could be an easy way to look at problems with male fertility.”

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Happy Hunting!

The sperm is to be placed on a sheet at least five minutes after ejaculation, and is scanned by the lens. Once uploaded to the app, an instant diagnosis of your count will be available.

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The idea behind it is that men are often too anxious to visit the clinic – but almost all of us have smartphones. The lens itself is inexpensive and creates, in Kobori’s words “a semen test at home.”

“The lens is not made for a smartphone – it was made nine years ago,” he said .

“I’m improving the lens and thinking about how to attach it to a smartphone and analyze sperm.

“Men are thinking that semen analyses are an embarrassment, inconvenience, disgrace and waste of time.”