This week’s innovations include a home testing kit for the flu and an online course that is teaching tattoo artists to spot cancer. Innovative stories from the world of wellness.

Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include a home testing kit for the flu and an online course that is teaching tattoo artists to spot cancer. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.

Bluetooth Box Provides Instant Home Flu Diagnosis

San Diego, California-based technology company Cue has recently revealed a new health tracking device that people can use to test and analyze tiny samples of their biofluids at home. Cue allows users to have their biofluid samples tested and analyzed in real time and in any location. To use the device, people simply need to collect a tiny sample of biofluid — such as a drop of blood, saliva or nasal swab — with the sample wand that comes with the health tracking device and then slide the sample into the cartridge. In just a few minutes, Cue can analyze the sample and send the results via Bluetooth to the Cue smartphone app. The deep health tracker is built with an advanced composite microfluidic system and state-of- the-art sensors to enable it to convert a biological sample into information that is useful and significant to the user. With Cue, users can track five health and lifestyle indicators: inflammation, influenza, vitamin D, fertility, and testosterone.

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