Smart phones comparable to professional medical equipment
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, February 20, the new media technology claims that the researchers said that thanks to additional devices and application software to the ubiquitous, small mobile phone screen into a medical device, smart phones are completely changing the diagnosis of the disease And treatment.“You look at the camera, the flash and the microphone … they’re getting better,” said Schweitzer Patel, a professor of engineering at the University of Washington, according to Agence France-Presse on Feb. 18.“In fact, the smartphone features as well as some professional equipment,” he said at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.The smartphone has been able to use as a pedometer, and can calculate the calories consumed and measure the heartbeat.Mobile phones and tablets can become a diagnostic tool for the disease.“You can use a microphone to diagnose asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” says Patel. “With these aids, you can treat chronic diseases with noninvasive clinical tools in the clinic.”You can also use the camera’s camera and flash to diagnose blood diseases, including lack of iron and hemoglobin.
“Put your finger above the camera flash to know the level of hemoglobin in the blood,” Patel said.The fact that a program called HemaApp’s performance is comparable to other non-smartphone devices that can measure hemoglobin levels without acupuncture. Researchers are trying to allow the US Food and Drug Administration to approve the software.Smart phones can also be used to diagnose osteoporosis, which is common in the elderly skeletal disease.Just hold the phone, open the corresponding software on your phone, then tap the elbow.“The mobile image sensor receives the resulting resonance, and if the bone density is reduced, the frequency will change,” says Patel.Such technological advances enable patients to better manage their own health care.Patel told reporters: “It is conceivable that this will have a wider impact in developing countries because the screening tools in the primary health care room in developing countries do not exist, so smartphones do change our diagnosis , Treatment and treatment of chronic diseases.