Smartphones are the medical field are colliding.
Researchers from the University of Washington have been developing the first smartphone that is able of objectively detecting concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, according to the university.
“PupilScreen can detect changes in a pupil’s response to light using a smartphone’s video camera and deep learning tools — a type of artificial intelligence — that can quantify changes imperceptible to the human eye,” says the university. “This pupillary light reflex has long been used to assess whether a patient has severe traumatic brain injury, and recent research finds it can be useful in detecting milder concussions — opening up an entirely new avenue for screening.”
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