Scientists have invented a “death test” device that can tell you how long you have left to live.
A painless laser pulse beam will be used and be applied to the surface of the skin, it will measure how a person’s body will decline with age over the years. This laser pulse beam can also be used in tests for diseases like cancer and dementia.
It can analyse tiny cells inside the capillaries, the smallest blood vessels and how well the cells function to work out how quickly the body will age, this device comes in a wrist watch style.
Ratings from Zero, meaning death to 100, equalling optimum function, are used by scientists to calculate how long a person has to live.
This wrist watch laser pulse device, has been patented by Aneta Stefanovska and Peter McClintock, physics professor from Lancaster University, with the help of grants from medical charities and government research bodies.
“I am hoping we will build a database that will become larger and larger, so every person measured can be compared against it.” as Professor Stefanovska said.
“We will then be in a position to tell them that the values predict a certain number of years”.
This ground breaking device (which is still in the user-friendly version) will be expected to be available to doctors within the next three years.
Written by: Landi Bezuidenhout