Proper disease diagnosis for livestock is essential in determining the suitable treatment, but diagnosis is a challenge for farmers who have limited access to veterinary laboratories and services. To solve this challenge, the Livestock Disease Diagnosis (LIDDIA) team is developing a point-of-care (POC) diagnostic kit with support from Big Ideas, University of California-Berkeley; to help farmers conduct
routine checkups for early and timely treatment.
The LIDDIA Kit is based on microscopic principles for hardware and mHealth technology to support the software running the device. The microscopy hardware operates on a smartphone through the LIDDIA app that is made up of a database containing standard images for predetermined samples that are used as reference images to perform an image match