The aim of this project is to use the camera and processing power of modern day cell phones to develop an intuitive and user-friendly application for the detection of cancer biomarkers from a small drop of blood. This will serve as a screening test for the same. The application will allow the user to take images of the blood samples in a set format. The image will then be segmented using a background subtraction algorithm to detect the regions of interest. After noise removal, the intensity of each individual blob will be calculated. A linear curve will be fit through the intensity and known concentration data and the concentrations of the unknown samples will be estimated from the standard curve which will quantify the various molecules present in the sample.


Abdul Fatir


  • Tom Helikar
  • Jiri Adamec