Magnification to see sperm

Duration: 6min 37sec Views: 1311 Submitted: 27.11.2020
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We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. A new device could let you turn your phone camera into a microscope — which would then allow you to test your semen in the privacy of your own home. Within seconds, the app can assess the quality of a man's swimmers with 98 percent accuracy.

You Can Now Check How Healthy Your Sperm Is Using Your Smartphone

Microscope World Blog: Semen Microscope

Many men might find the idea of visiting the doctor to get a fertility test too awkward or embarrassing to contemplate — and that's where a new microscopic camera, designed to attach to most modern smartphones, can help. A short video recorded using the device is enough for a specialist to check how lively a person's sperm are, making for a cheap and easy diagnostic aid that saves a trip to the clinic. The lens has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago UIC and is less than a millimetre thick. Once clipped to a smartphone camera, it magnifies the image by times, which is enough to spot individual sperm cells. From that video clip, a doctor can spot potential fertility problems, including a low sperm count or sluggish sperm — issues that may have otherwise gone undetected, whether through a reluctance to get checked or a lack of local healthcare options.

Want to examine your semen? There's a device for that

By Jessica Hamzelou. How are the little swimmers doing? Men often find it embarrassing to provide a semen sample at a clinic, says Yoshitomo Kobori of the Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital in Japan.
A medical student looked at his own sperm under a microscope and filmed the fascinating close-ups on his iPhone. Martin Kristiansen shot the footage of his semen, magnified up to 1, times, to give an insight into the world of reproductive cells. His recording, made in the comfort of his home, shows thousands of the tiny cells darting back and forth full of life. The biomedicine student at Aalborg University in Denmark was shocked to see just how lively his semen was.