The Gates Foundation and Wired magazine asked fuseproject to create a concept for a diagnostic health care device. Kernel is our answer to the complications of treating chronic illnesses in the developing world, malaria in particular. When the nearest doctor is days away, both treatment and diagnosis can be accomplished through the cloud based and embedded medical tests that Kernel offers. The four quadrant bio-sensing absorbent pad, allows users to test their blood, saliva, urine and breath. Designed to work with a range of standard handsets and smart phones; test results are transmitted via bluetooth to a mobile app allowing patients to be continuously monitored remotely via the cloud, with reminders such as medicine intake or doctor’s visits.