While a lot of people frequently suspect themselves of being anemic, an exam from a doctor or a lab test is necessary to rule out the suspicion. A main part working toward a diagnosis involves examining the patient’s skin hue, including looking at places that should normally be red, such as the gums, around finger nails, and under the eyelids. Now a couple of Australian med students have created a smartphone app able to do that nearly automatically.
The app comes with a color card that’s used as a calibration tool. The person simply pulls back the eyelid, places the card below the eye and takes a selfie with the app. The app then analyzes the conjunctiva and spits its prediction which can be used to decide how to proceed further.
The Eyenaemia app just won Microsoft’s 2014 Imagine World Cup and its developers will get a private meeting with none other than Bill Gates.
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