Changing the Game: Tackling Concussions With Your iPhone

PupilScreen is trying to help coaches and parents easily detect concussions on the sidelines. The app is the brainchild of Dr. Tony Law and his colleagues at the University of Washington. By using a smartphone’s video camera and flash the app is able to assess the eye and measure pupil size changes. This can help objectively determine if a person has a concussion. “We’re able to capture how the eye reacts to light after trauma with 98 percent accuracy” Law said. Currently the app isn’t available to download, however it is being tested by medical professionals as they collect more data to be processed by deep learning algorithms. Dr. Law and his team are also working on the Eigen Voice app which will help to detect if a person has masses on their voice box consistent with cancer by simply using a smartphone attachment.

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