Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tech Shaping Up to Aid Smartphones to turn Oximeters

Researchers are currently working on an AI based algorithm for deep learning for parsing via videos that are captured by finger placement over smartphone flash and camera. Such AI is looking to understand how flash gets absorbed by every individual’s blood.

Smartphones are gradually becoming tools for medical purposes. Mobile phones are used got reading rests results, scan photos taken on phone cameras and even to check the oxygen levels instead of a pulse oximeters.

Oxygen On Phone Tips

An NPJ Digital Medicine study this week revealed that measuring oxygen in the blood is indeed possible. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of California Dan Diego and University of Washington.

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For this tech to work, developers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help decipher blood oxygen reading with use of close-up videos of a your finger that a smartphone camera captures.

Summing Up

Matthew Thompson, M.D., Ph.D., from UW School of Medicine said “In an ideal world, this information could be seamlessly transmitted to a doctor’s office. This would be really beneficial for telemedicine appointments or for triage nurses to be able to quickly determine whether patients need to go to the emergency department or if they can continue to rest at home and make an appointment with their primary care provider later.”

The study is yet to be conclusive since there is a need for more inclusiveness among participants. Currently the latter are six in number and are white.

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Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa B. Kaur has been writing professionally since a decade now. Always on the go; she loves to travel, books, playtime with her toddler--as she explores new places, amazing food and anything tech!

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