anemia

By Laura Lovett December 6, 2018
A smartphone camera, fingernails and a new app could be key to remotely testing for anemia in the future, according to a new study published in Nature on Wednesday.  The study, which included 100 participants with and without anemia, examined the accuracy of a smartphone app that uses fingernail color as a screening tool for anemia. The app was able to detect 97 percent of the participants with...
By Heather Mack September 7, 2016
Researchers at the University of Washington are working on a sensor-enabled smartphone app that could possibly detect anemia, the MIT Technology Review reports. While the technology is in relatively early stages and questions remain about its accuracy up against conventional blood tests, researchers believe it holds promise as a non-invasive tool in places where there are large populations of...