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HemaApp: Screening Without the Sting

HemaApp: Screening Without the Sting

Sophisticated smartphone cameras have opened up a world of convenient innovations for patients. One of the latest camera-based tools is HemaApp, developed by electrical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Washington. The app helps screen patients for anemia, a condition with which there is a shortage of red blood cells. HemaApp could be especially useful in places with limited resources, said Dr. Doug Hawkins, a co-author of the study which evaluated the app and a pediatric cancer care specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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