University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that accurately measures jaundice in adults using a selfie and an accessory. BiliScreen is a non-invasive alternative to to blood draws for measuring bilirubin levels in the blood stream. Excess bilirubin can be an indicator of a variety of health conditions – including pancreatic cancer, a disease that often goes undetected until it is in an advanced stage, when jaundice is visible to the naked eye. BiliScreen can be used anytime, anywhere in conjunction with either a 3D-printed box or color-calibrated glasses to account for different lighting conditions.
Published on August 22, 2017 by University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering