Code8, a team out of Uganda, has developed Matibabu, a mobile app that can diagnose malaria without pricking the body. The Code8 team had support from the Makarere University School of Public Health and Microsoft's DreamSpark Program. It utilizes a red LED and a light sensor, along with a smartphone software. With only the insertion of a finger into the device and LED scanning, the painful pricking for blood that usually involves malaria diagnosis is avoided.
Matibabu is currently looking into more research and development (conducting testing against the microscope) and conducting market research.