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Smartphone App Helps Diagnose Anemia from Selfies

by Vishnuprasad on August 9, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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 Smartphone App Helps Diagnose Anemia from Selfies

Selfies may now be used as a simple and effortlessly accessible tool to detect Anemia, thanks to the efforts of two medicine students of Monash University.

Jarrel Seah and Jennifer Tang have created Eyenaemia, a smartphone app that helps diagnose Anemia from selfies. Sources said that the app won Microsoft's 2014 Imagine World Cup and its developers werelikely to get a private meeting with none other than Bill Gates.

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The traditional method of diagnosing anemia would be to examine the patient's skin hue, as well as check out traditional areas that ought to look red normally, such as the gum area, around fingernails, and under the eyelids.

Sources added that the particular app would be accompanied by a color card which will function as a calibration tool. All that you need to do is to pull back your eyelid, place this color card under the eye, and snap a selfie.

The app then analyzes the conjunctiva before its algorithms allow it to arrive at a prediction, letting you continue from there as to seek further professional help or not.

Source: Medindia
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