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Connor Iapoce

The smartphone app demonstrated higher accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in patients with severe anemia than those with moderate anemia.

A new prospective, validation study deemed a smartphone application a useful, accurate tool for the non-invasive, real-time detection and classification of anemia using conjunctival images.1

This study was the first to assess the clinical use of a smartphone-based app utilizing a novel 32-bit image processing method developed to predict anemia using digital images of the conjunctiva, with real-time local processing.

“Given the high prevalence of anemia and its associated morbidity and mortality, the development of an accurate and accessible anemia screening tool is essential to reduce the risk of health complications and alleviate the social and economic burdens associated with untreated...

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