Ring Provides On-The-Go STD Testing in Seconds
Hoope is a medical lab on your finger which detects for syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis
The Hoope looks like an oversized ring but it’s actually extremely tiny for what it can do: draw blood and do on-the-spot tests for STDs. The device is designed to detect syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis, the most common in the category, which affect over 500 million people worldwide.
Details on how it works are few and far in between but doing such complicated tests within such a small device could be more fact than fiction. The website reveals the ring will have a built-in retractable needle. Using electricity, it will block pain receptors so it can draw blood painlessly. Using capillary action, blood will naturally flow through tiny tubes without the need for a ridiculously tiny (and expensive) pump.