Rapid test for asthma diagnosis

2.12.2019

The holographic microscope
Diagnostic process

The Fraunhofer EMB rapid test was developed as part of the "Kill Asthma" project funded by the state of Schleswig-Holstein. With just one drop of blood, it delivers a result after just 60 to 90 minutes.

In cooperation with the high-tech companies Pattern Recognition Company and Raytrix GmbH, the team uses the machine learning method. 

The drop of blood is examined with a specially developed holographic microscope. An AI recognizes characteristic movement patterns. Since the movement profiles of the blood cells differ from asthmatics and healthy people, it can be assessed whether there is a disease.

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