Smartphone app can detect ear infections •

Smartphone app can detect ear infections


Today’s Video of the Day from the University of Washington introduces a new application that can detect ear infections.

The technology only requires the microphone and speaker of a smartphone and a piece of paper.

“Designing an accurate screening tool on something as ubiquitous as a smartphone can be game changing for parents as well as health care providers in resource limited regions,” said study co-author Professor Shyam Gollakota.

“A key advantage of our technology is that it does not require any additional hardware other than a piece of paper and a software app running on the smartphone.”

The study is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: University of Washington


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