Pregnancy tests are 99% accurate in the lab, 75% accurate in the wild due to misreads- mistakes which are highly dependant on education and socioeconomic status. No, it is not stupid or wasteful to use a hardware interface to help women with this. archive.is/20081206110632/ar…
I saw a tweet recently that I wanted to confirm. Sadly I can't find it right now, but it was about digital pregnancy tests. So, I went out and grabbed a 2-pack for 7 dollars: let's tear it down!
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Some really enormously shitty takes in that thread.
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Terrified teenage girls fumbling in public bathrooms with pregnancy tests because they are scared their parents will find out they are sexually active and murder them don't read instructions carefully. White college-educated women: "Hur hur hur words are for stupid people".
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Would addition of many parts create new points of failure? And I feel like an idiot, but couldn't they just make lines into a word on paper like "YES"?
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The lines are actually antibodies attached to small gold particles. They fix to hormones in the piss, and are carried until an area where another line of antibody capture the hormones, and the gold-antibody conjugate.
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Would it not be possible to add text on the side of the strip, though, that would make it much easier to interpret?
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A really dumb question: Could one add accompanying text along the strips to make them much more accessible? I guess that would make them more expensive, too, but probably much less expensive than adding all this extra electronic and plastic equipment.
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I think the issue is that lines are often faint and hard to see, not that the meaning of a line is in doubt. The electronic helps see if a line is there.

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