The latest in a trend of handy home STD tests, the Hoope ring offers painless, rapid testing for the 4 most common curable STDS (syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and chlamydia) in one confidential test. Results are automatically shown in the Hoope app where users can also find valuable information regarding sexual health as well as follow-up recommendations for their results. Jump to the vid to see how it works!
The painless collection of blood is achieved by placing electrodes in the ring that transmit a current to block pain sensations. The risk of biowaste is mitigated by denaturating blood with special chemicals and by using a retractable needle.
For antibody detection, the device uses low cost paper-based microfluidic technology that utilizes capillary action and does not require pumps or an additional power source. Bio responses are converted into electronic signals through electrochemical reaction that allows parallel and highly sensitive assays.
Designer: Vorm Lab