Iftak Hussain’s home in India is filled with contaminated lakes and water supplies that are filled with elevated levels of arsenic and fluoride.
That’s why he’s developing a simple smart phone app kit that can detect bacterial diseases and contaminants in the water.
Since most testing equipment is confined to laboratories, Iftak’s cheap, accurate, and user-friendly design could save thousands of lives.
The app can already detect and report specific levels of fluoride, turbidity, and salinity, but the project needs more funding if it is to test for arsenic and iron as well.
His crowdfunding campaign page states that they have already applied for a project grant from DST India which will be pending until further notice.