An inexpensive lens could turn a Smartphone into a microscope and help men analyze semen samples in the privacy of their home, say scientists.
Yoshitomo Kobori, a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, discovered a USD 7 lens, which could help address the problem of infertility in men.
He is using the lens to create an iPhone microscope to analyse sperm samples at home, with help from an app that is in development.
Kobori believes men would be more likely to analyze their sperm if they could do it in the privacy of their home.
Researchers are also working to create better containers to collect and store semen samples. They use an antioxidant to help preserve the sperm when it is frozen