HemaApp to detect Anemia. Noninvasive Blood Screening of Hemoglobin using Smartphone
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17-09-2016, 04:50 AM
HemaApp to detect Anemia. Noninvasive Blood Screening of Hemoglobin using Smartphone
A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that turns smartphones into anemia detectors.

HemaApp is a smartphone application that noninvasively monitors blood hemoglobin concentration using the smartphone’s camera and various lighting sources. Hemoglobin measurement is a standard clinical tool commonly used for screening anemia and assessing a patient’s response to iron supplement treatments. Given a light source shining through a patient’s finger, the researchers perform a chromatic analysis, analyzing the color of their blood to estimate hemoglobin level. They evaluate HemaApp on 31 patients ranging from 6 – 77 years of age, yielding a 0.82 rank order correlation with the gold standard blood test. In screening for anemia, HemaApp achieve a sensitivity and precision of 85.7% and 76.5%.
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