Make healtheir use of your selfies

Article: App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes: It can detect yellowing before it becomes noticeable to humans.

By: Mallory Locklear

https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/28/app-detects-pancreatic-cancer-whites-of-eye/

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the deadliest cancers with a just 9% survival rater. Even the great Steve Jobs with all the technology around him couldn’t beat it, but now we might have a way that almost everyone in the world could be able to detect pancreatic cancer before it becomes out of control, and it all could be thanks to Steve Jobs.

Most of us have apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook to take and posts selfies, but researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app called BiliScreen, that takes a selfie and detects Pancreatic cancer from your eye color before the human eye can even detect it.

It uses various algorithms to detect different levels of Bilirubin levels that turn the whites of your eyes to yellow in case of pancreatic cancer.

The app is cheaper and easier to use than a blood test and gives instant results, with a success rate of 90 %.

It allows people to get ahead of the disease and screen it as soon as possible to help in the treatment at an early stage.

The only drawback of the app is that it requires certain paper glasses or lightbox to remove external lighting effects to create accurate results.

The app developers are currently underway in developing a new version that removes the use of the glasses and special light boxes.

Hospitals, Average smartphone users will be the primary users of this technology.

To use this app, you’ll need a smartphone with a camera, internet connectivity, and that’s it. It’s that simple to use.

 

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