A Phone’s Flash Can Now Test For Anemia

A Phone’s Flash Can Now Test For Anemia
Health

Using the built-in camera, the HemaApp estimates hemoglobin concentration and screens for blood conditions that can sometimes go undiagnosed

Marielle Castillo
  • 21 september 2016

Blood tests can help diagnose and manage a number of conditions, and a team of electrical engineers, computer scientists and researchers at the University of Washington set out to come up with an alternative to drawing blood. The team developed an app called HemaApp that uses the phone’s built-in light and camera to monitor blood hemoglobin concentration by looking at the color of blood passing through a finger.

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