A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that would analyse the condition of a patient’s blood. The HemaApp is an app that gives medical professionals a way to see if patients have anaemia simply by shining the phone’s flash against their skin. The app is also able to estimate haemoglobin concentrations by analysing the colour of a patient’s blood. The app functions most accurately when used with a low-cost LED light attached on the top of the flash. This allows the app to see more of what’s under the patient’s skin. Smartphones that have the HemaApp would be a much cheaper and accessible alternative for medical professionals in developing nations. For more information, log on to https://ubicomplab.cs.washington.edu/projects/hemaapp.
- New Discovery