Saturday, October 13, 2012

Iphone helps to Diagnose Ear Infections

Researchers from Georgia Tech and Emora University developed an iphone accessory named Remotoscope which turns an iPhone into an otoscope -- that thing doctors usually put into your ear to peer inside.

It’s a simple clip-on attachment that puts a scope over the iPhone’s camera lens and flash on an iPhone making it easy to snap photos of a child's ear canal. While the app magnifies the image sends it to a physician,who will have access to all the data needed to make an accurate diagnostic.

One of the most important things about this new accessory is that physicians could receive images and videos over the course of several days,allowing them to prescribe antibiotics only when really necessary.

Remotoscope is currently undergoing clinical trials,with researchers hoping to publish their results by year end.

There is no information  as to when consumers might be able to get their hands on this useful tool.

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