LifeLens is smartphone application that provides a robust and low-coast mobile diagnostic solution for malaria testing. The project team of LifeLens participated in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 competition and was one of the four winning finalists.

To understand how the application works from user perspective, read Jennifer Hicks’s article on Forbes. To understand how the application works from technology perspective, read the excerpt from the LifeLens website.

Lifelens devices are equipped with proprietary image analysis algorithm written in .NET with Visual Studio. The software is built in Visual Studio for a Windows Phone 7 using Microsoft Silverlight. Diagnosis is conducted using proprietary computer vision algorithms, written in C#, which can detect the presence of a malarial parasite within a patient’s blood cells. There are future plans to include Windows Azure into the system for data aggregation and reporting.

To get started with Windows Phone application development, you can download Windows Phone SDK.